Social Capital and Politeness Strategies in Fostering Ethnic Relations in Malaysia and the Philippines

  • Maya David University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Francisco Perlas Dumanig University of Malaya, Malayasia
Keywords: Ethnic Relations, Nation Building, Regional Studies


Social capital helps in developing relationships among people in a community or from one community to the other. The concept of social capital focuses on social relationships or individual relationship which is an important tool in building a united and progressive society. Social capital is essential for facilitating peaceful and effective relationships among people in a modern and progressive society.


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How to Cite
David, M., & Dumanig, F. P. (2011). Social Capital and Politeness Strategies in Fostering Ethnic Relations in Malaysia and the Philippines. IARS’ International Research Journal, 1(1). Retrieved from