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SOURCES FOR INFORMATION ON SOCIAL NETWORKS
Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order by Steven Strogatz

How order emerges from chaos in Sync:the Universe,Nature,and daily life by Steven Strogatz

Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Theory of Networks by Mark Buchanan

Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age by Duncan J. Watts

Small Worlds : The Dynamics of Networks between Order and Randomness by Duncan J. Watts

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ON RELATIONSHIPS:

Ferrazzi and Raz, Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time (2005)

Friendship: An Expose by Joseph Epstein (2006)

Treasure of a Friend by John Maxwell (1999)

Relationships 101 by John Maxwell (2004)

Roger and Sally Horchow, The Art of Friendship: 70 Simple Rules for Making Meaningful Connections (October 2006). On happiness (highly related to social capital) there are a spate of NEW books:

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Darrin McMahon's Happiness: A History (2006)

Jonathan Haidt's The Happiness Hypothesis (2006)

Dan Gilbert's Stumbling on Happiness (2006)

Gregory Berns, Satisfaction: The Science of Finding True Fulfillment (2005).

see also Matthieu Ricard, Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill (2006); and Alain De Botton, The Architecture of Happiness (2006)

Gui, Benedetto and Robert Sugden (Eds), Economics and Social Interaction. Accounting for Interpersonal Relations (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005). An economic look on how to incorporate social interactions.

Pizzigatti, Sam. Greed and Good: Understanding and Overcoming the Inequality That Limits Our Lives. (NY, Apex Press, Council on International & Public Affairs, 2005). On why trickle-down economics doesn't work and on the social costs of inequality.

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Svendsen, Gunnar Lind Haase and Gert Tinggaard Svendsen, The Creation and Destruction of Social Capital: Entrepreneurship, Cooperative Movements and Institutions (Edward Elgar, 2005).
Allen, Danielle. Talking To Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown v. Board of Education (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2004). Allen's book teaches us to overcome a 'don't talk to strangers' mentality and build political friendships that are at the heart of democracy and social capital-building.

Herreros, Francisco. The Problem of Forming Social Capital: Why Trust? (Political Evolution and Institutional Change) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). Herreros' slightly academic book uses game theory to address the pragmatic question of how to build social capital.

Fritjof Capra's The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems (describes the interrelationships and interdependence of psychological, biological, physical, social, and cultural phenomena).


SOURCES FOR INFORMATION ON ANIMAL STUDIES RELATING TO SOCIAL CAPITAL

Cheating Monkeys and Citizen Bees: The Nature of Cooperation in Animals and Humans. Lee Dugatkin. (FreePress, 1999).

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Cooperation Among Animals: An Evolutionary Perspective (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution)
by Lee Alan Dugatkin

Tree of Origin : What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution
by Frans B. M. de Waal (Editor)

Johnson, S. Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software (Penguin, London, 2001)
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