On the Economic Characteristics of Social Science and Related Governmental Function

Zhao-hui LI, Wen-jing WU


Social cost is a comparative new conception in economics though it has been undergone wide and thorough studies in social science area. Its related economic analysis is still at its sociological stage. The paper discusses its economic nature: both its social and capital property, evaluates therefore China’s “paradox of social science”, namely the coexistence of “sound” micro social and “weak” macro social capital at the meantime. It analyzes the advantage and function of government in the productive social capital.
Key words: social capital; social property; capital property; micro social capital; macro social capital
Résumé: Le coût social est une nouvelle conception comparative dans l’économie, même si elle a été l'objet d'études approfondies dans le domaine des sciences sociales. Ses analyses économiques reste encore à son stade sociologique. Le document traite de sa nature économique: non seulement sa propriété sociale mais aussi sa propriété de capitaux et évalue donc le "paradoxe de la science sociale" de la Chine, à savoir la coexistence d’un micro-capital social "favorable" et un macro-capital social "faible". Il analyse les avantages et les fonctions du gouvernement dans la production du capital social.
Mots-clés: le capital social; la propriété sociale; propriété de capitaux; micro capital social; macro capital social
摘 要:社會資本概念在社會學領域已經進行了廣泛和深入的研究,但是在經濟學領域還是一個比較新的概念,當前, 對社會資本的經濟分析還停留在社會學研究的範圍之內。本文分析了社會資本的經濟性質:社會屬性和資本屬性,以這兩個經濟性質為起點從經濟學角度闡述了我國的“社會資本悖論”—“雄厚”的微觀社會資本和“薄弱”的宏觀社會資本同時存在,並論證了政府在生產社會資本中的優勢和作用。
關鍵詞:社會資本; 社會屬性; 資本屬性; 微觀社會資本; 宏觀社會資本

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.ccc.1923670020090501.003


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