Smart Grids and Social Networks
Vol. 33, No. 1
A reinvention of social capital is crucial for the development of the next generation of socio-technical systems. This is necessary not only to address systemic problems that threaten the sustainability of institutions and physical infrastructure, but also to understand and explain the processes through which socially resilient and sustainable institutions emerge and adapt.
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- Starting a New Chapter Posted in: Magazine Articles, President's Message - This past year, 2013, was a busy year for me, and for SSIT. Some of this activity was highly visible.… ... Read More
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- Appropriate Technologies in the Globalized World: FAQs Posted in: Commentary, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact - Technological innovation over the past century has revolutionized our society's ability to solve problems. A byproduct of this movement is… ... Read More
- The Reinvention of Social Capital for Socio-Technical Systems Posted in: Communication Technology, Editorial & Opinion, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles - Social capital has been defined by Ostrom and Ahn  as “an attribute of individuals that enhances their ability to… ... Read More
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