Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-2306
Title: The roots of civic cooperative behavior : the roles of trust, shared identity and diversity
Authors : Ritz, Mario
Advisors / Reviewers : Barthelmess Röthlisberger, Petra
Extent : 90
Publisher / Ed. Institution : ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Winterthur
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 361: Social work and welfare
Abstract: Civic cooperation can range from small things such as voting to generously volunteering in support of the community. However, research confirms that generous cooperation beyond kinship cannot be taken for granted and is bound to conditions such as reciprocity, trust, and shared identity. Scholars such as Harvard scientist Robert Putnam and economist Paul Collier raised concern that increasingly ethnically heterogeneous societies might threaten virtues such as mutual trust and civic engagement. This research investigated how a participant's civic cooperation such as volunteering was associated with his/her levels of mutual trust and a shared identity. It addressed the concerns on the possible adverse effects of contemporary migration on civic cooperation. It was examined whether increased local ethnic diversity was associated with lower levels of local trust, national identification, and civic cooperation. The working hypothesis was that due to Switzerland’s history as an immigration country and its ethnolinguistic diversity, the negative hypotheses indicated by the literature could be rejected.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Publication type: Bachelor thesis
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-2306
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/12454
Appears in Collections:BSc International Management

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