Agency: Individual 'Fit' and Sustainable Community Development
Oxford University Press and Community Development Journal. 2013
15 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2014
Date Written: August 14, 2014
What makes one community survive an economic downturn, whilst others collapse? What gives one individual the ability to transcend a personal tragedy, whilst others hit the street? Many authors write about the importance of networks and social capital; this article explores the concept of agency, considered an a priori condition, at the individual level, for the mobilization of social capital and network formation.
Keywords: human agency, sustainable community development, social capital
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