A critical appraisal of individual social capital in crisis response

Claudia Morsut, Christian Kuran, Bjørn Ivar Kruke, Tor‐Olav Nævestad, Kati Orru, Sten Hansson
2021 Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy  
While there is still a vast body of scholarly research in crisis and disaster management that considers social capital an asset for lessening negative impacts from crises, this paper investigates an underexplored aspect of social capital-its microlevel positive and negative instances in the crisis response-a quite neglected phase of the crisis management cycle when it comes to studying the role of social capital. To underline social capital's doubleedged aspects, this paper draws from the
more » ... l of studies that focus on individual social capital in crisis response, to systematize their findings according to bonding, bridging, and linking social capital and positive and negative impacts. In addition, the paper considers these findings to analyze the 2011 Utøya terrorist attack in Norway, to uncover new positive and negative effects of individual social capital, thus contributing to pushing the research agenda toward a more critical appraisal of individual social capital.
doi:10.1002/rhc3.12236 fatcat:vrylcmfhfbagngcgapq46zloeu