Agency: Individual 'Fit' and Sustainable Community Development

Oxford University Press and Community Development Journal. 2013

15 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2014

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Ann Dale

Royal Roads University

Date Written: August 14, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Dale, Ann, Agency: Individual 'Fit' and Sustainable Community Development (August 14, 2014). Oxford University Press and Community Development Journal. 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2480391

Ann Dale (Contact Author)

Royal Roads University ( email )

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Victoria, British Columbia V9B 5Y2
Canada

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