Title: Knowledge-based citizenship: a capitals system perspective

Authors: Blanca C. Garcia; America Martinez

Addresses: Colegio de la Frontera Norte, COLEF (Northern Borderlands Research College), 277, Técnicos St. Tecnológico, 64700, Monterrey, México ' Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), 2501, Eugenio Garza Sada, 68849, Monterrey, México

Abstract: Networks and partnerships operate on many levels, from individuals to families up to the level of nations, and play a critical role in determining the way collectives take action, how organisations are run, and even the degree to which countries generate a positive impact into the lives of their communities. We categorise these relationships as social capital. Clearly, social capital models are increasingly important to policy-makers who engage with their communities in order to identify and leverage community assets for development. From this perspective, this paper is aiming to explore dimensions of social capital expressed in citizenship-led drivers such as resilience, participation, associativity, tolerance, and solidarity, as an outlook for urban social capital systems. This approach is relevant as it allows research that includes the social dimension of networks, and their role in social integrations and social cohesion. From that perspective, this paper overviews a borderland case for comparison in the quest of knowledge-citizenship characterisation in the globalised scenario of knowledge societies.

Keywords: knowledge-based development; KBD; knowledge cities; social capital; social co-responsibility; knowledge citizenship; knowledge-citizen competences; resilience; participation; associativity; tolerance; solidarity; networks; social integration; social cohesion; knowledge societies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2015.071472

International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 2015 Vol.6 No.2, pp.152 - 173

Available online: 29 Aug 2015 *

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