Essay Topic 1
Putnam's book frequently uses the term "social capital." Discuss social capital and compare it with physical and human capital.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss bridging and bonding and provide some examples of how these types of social capital work in society.
Essay Topic 3
Jim Crow laws decimated voter turnout in the South. Discuss the Jim Crow laws and how voting was affected when the laws were in place and when the laws were repealed.
Essay Topic 4
Social change is produced by some combination of intracohort and intercohort changes. Discuss intracohort and intercohort social changes and their importance.
Essay Topic 5
Putnam looked at official membership as a barometer of community involvement. Discuss how official membership could be a measurement of community involvement and what membership showed about civic involvement.
Essay Topic 6
The mass-membership organization rose in the late twentieth century. Discuss the mass-membership organization and its role in society...
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