An introductory item exposes some general problems and limitations in
trying to learn the relationships between social capital studies and the
social sciences. Next, the question of the multidimensionality of social
structures and the proper position of this type of study concerning this
type of problem is addressed. The following item discusses the
relationship between social capital studies and the revaluation and
redefinition of social integration from its specific perspective.
Finally, the final item addresses some problems arising from the
limitations of the theoretical foundations of these studies,
particularly with regard to the agent’s emergency conditions.