Building Social Capital as a Development Strategy
- Ross Gittell - University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA
- Avis Vidal - Wayne State University, USA
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July 1998 | 206 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book provides new insights into an important national community development challenge: how to stimulate the formation of genuinely community-based organizations and effective citizen action in neighbourhoods that have not spawned these efforts spontaneously.
Using evaluation research and detailed comparative study of community development activity in three diverse demonstration sites; Little Rock, New Orleans and Palm Beach county, the authors identify key elements of building social capital which strongly affect community development.
Social Capital and Networks in Community Development
A Social Capital Perspective on Community Development Practice
Getting off to a Good Start
Organizing CDCs and Developing Indigenous Leadership
Building Relationships with the Private Sector
Transition and its Consequences