THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

THE POLITICAL COMPONENT OF SOCIAL CAPITAL IN THE SITUATION OF ACTIVATION OF INFORMATIVE COMPONENT OF SOCIAL-POLITICAL LIFE

2014. №2, pp. 112-118

Polyakov Alexander V. - Ph.D. (Political Science), Associate Professor, Armavir Institute of Social Education (branch) RSSU, 120 Volodarskiy st., Armavir, 352900, Russian Federation, Tush1@rambler.ru

The article deals with social capital as intangible resources, which occurs in the communication process of the individual with the environment and affects the formation of new political practices. The process of expansion of information and communication technologies and their impact on direct human contact is considered in this article. The author concludes that, despite the penetration of Internet technologies in human life, they are neither a threat nor a catalyst for civil society activity.

Key words: социальный капитал, формальные/неформальные социально-политические структуры и практики, интернет-технологии, демократические практики, social capital, formal/informal socio-political structures and practices, the internet technology, democratic practices

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