Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Susanna Lewis , pp. 37. DSN/School of Planning and Media Design, 2010.

The work

Författare / Author: Susanna Lewis
Titel / Title: Social Capital in Kungsmarken: An overview of influencing factors in Karlskrona, Sweden
Abstrakt Abstract:

This thesis is a quest to identify the factors that influence social capital in one spatially isolated, multi-ethnic neighborhood, Kungsmarken. The commonly held view that many Modernist-style housing estates have evolved into dead-end areas that breed social ills and require endless outside assistance (Jane Jacobs), does not contain the whole truth. A fraction of this complex problem will be tackled in this thesis. The study case of Kungsmarken in Karlskrona, Sweden, is studied to better understand the links between an area’s physical structure, demographics, socio-cultural trends, economy, and social capital. By analyzing these various potential factors, interviewing the residents and other key persons, and examining public statistics, the author draws several conclusions. One main conclusion is that the social capital developments in Kungsmarken can be directly linked to the broad economic trends in the municipality. Other conclusions include that while the physical structure is a hindrance, trust and close relationships still exist between the residents, which indicates that social capital exists there. The ultimate objective of this study is to identify and explain the factors that either help or hinder the development of social in Kungsmarken.

Ämnesord / Subject: Humaniora - the Humanities\Sociology
Samhällsvetenskap - Social Sciences\Sociology
Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Social Planning
Nyckelord / Keywords: Social Capital, Trust, Participation, Robert Putnam, Jane Jacobs, RESTATE, Million Homes Program, Kungsmarken, Karlskrona, Sweden

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram Fysisk planering/Masters programme in European Spatial Planning
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/21/2010
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Agneta Sundberg
Examinator / Examiner: Lars Emmelin
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: DSN/School of Planning and Media Design

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