Journal Article

Agency: individual ‘Fit’ and sustainable community development

Ann Dale

in Community Development Journal

Published on behalf of Community Development Journal

Volume 49, issue 3, pages 426-440
Published in print June 2014 | ISSN: 0010-3802
Published online November 2013 | e-ISSN: 1468-2656 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bst055
Agency: individual ‘Fit’ and sustainable community development

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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.

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Subjects: Development Studies ; Public Policy ; Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science) ; Development Planning and Policy

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