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|Other Titles:||The Investigation in Social Capital Operated by the Religious Organizations in Taiwan: Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society As An Example|
civil society;social capital;religious organization;Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Societyl non-profit organizations
|Issue Date:||2016-06-08 11:43:46 (UTC+8)|
The research investigated the operation of Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society from viewpoint of theory of social capital because their system of social capital theory have been full-fledged and could provide us with an important basis for exploring the forming of civil society. Faced with changes of diversified society, how can it demonstrate the democratic and systematic spirits through operation mechanism in the process of policy-decision of organization? How can it enhance the publicness by participating in community and public affairs? How can it construct a fine and careful network of community interaction and good social norm of ethics to strengthen social confidence? All of them are key topics of the forming of social capital that we intend to analyze and the key points on which the research focuses. Therefore, through in-depth investigation of social capital of Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society, the research aims to explore the argumentation of factors of development network of religious ethics and organizational inputs on one hand, and explores organizational operations including its mechanism in the process of policy-decision of organization, participation in public affairs, social norm of ethics and network of community interaction and discusses four cases of organizational outputs to show effects and meaning of achieving its aims by Tzu-Chi organizations. The results of research focused on four aspects: 1. mechanism in the process of policy-decision of organization; 2. participation in public affairs; 3. social norm of ethics; and 4. network of Community Interaction. The research also examined the meaning of targets of case studies in the research by means of mutual verifications of theory and practices that could be very good reference and lessons for other religious non-profit organizations in civil society on operation and development of organization.
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Graduate Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies
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