All That Is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster by Daniel Dorling

By Daniel Dorling

Housing was once on the center of the monetary cave in, and our economic climate is now precariously reliant at the housing industry. during this groundbreaking new ebook, Danny Dorling argues that housing is the defining factor of our occasions. Tracing how we acquired to our present challenge and the way housing has come to mirror type and wealth in Britain, All that's strong notably exhibits that the answer to our difficulties - emerging homelessness, a iteration priced out of domestic possession - isn't really, as is largely assumed, construction extra houses. Inequality, he argues, is what we actually have to conquer.

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Even if information is of high quality, and eventually reaches everyone, the fact that diffusion occurs over a n interval of time means that individuals informed early or more broadly have an advantage. The argument describes social capital as a function of brokerage opportunities, and draws on network concepts that emerged in sociology during the 1970s, most notably Granovetter (1973) on the strength of weak ties, Freeman (1977) on betweenness centrality, Cook and Emerson (1978)on the benefits of having exclusive exchange partners, and Burt (1980) on the structural autonomy created by complex networks.

Coleman’s closure argument is prominent with respect to social capital, but it is not alone in predicting that dense networks facilitate trust and norms by facilitating effective sanctions. In sociology, Granovetter (1985, 1992:44) argues that the threat of sanctions makes trust more likely between people who have mutual friends (mutual friends being a condition of ”structural embeddedness”): “My mortification at cheating a friend of long standing may be substantial even when undiscovered. It may increase when the friend becomes aware of it.

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