By John G. Bruhn

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The effects of weakened support and the pressures of social change have caused these institutions to stretch their resources and accountability in attempts to meet the diverse and changing needs of society. Wuthnow (1998) believed that most Americans still care deeply about their communities and make efforts to connect with other people. But these efforts do not take the same forms as they had in the past because of increased diversity, fluidity, interdependence, and the specialization of contemporary life.

What does "the common good" mean to you personally? How do you contribute to the common good? How do we learn about the common good in our society? 10. Do you believe the United States has lost (or is losing) social capital? Explain. 11. How connected are you to your community? To larger society? Do you do volunteer work? Are you active in organizations? Did you vote in the last election? Chapter Z^ Conceptions of Community Vast and Present INTRODUCTION The concept of community in sociology has its origin in Ferdinand F.

The effects of this value shift are a decrease in society's social capital and civility. '^ Trust, according to Fukuyama, is the key by-product of the cooperative social norms that constitute social capital. While public or institutional trust has eroded, private or personal trust has declined as well (Fukuyama, 1995). The decline of trust has a direct effect on the ability of individuals to not only perform the responsibilities of citizenship with credibility, but on the ability to relate to one another with integrity and accountability.

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