Social capital and sustainability in a community under threat

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Routledge
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Local Environment, 2007, 12 (1), pp. 17 - 30
Issue Date:
2007-01
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Engaging with dialogue concerning the relevance and applicability of social capital to a model of sustainable community development, we illustrate an in-depth case of a community experiencing an ideological clash with the dominant politico-societal structures. We argue that while the exclusivity of bonding social capital has been described as the `dark side, it may be essential for progressive sustainable community development (PSCD). When faced with a development threat, such bonds are essential for building links, bridges and solidarity, enabling cultural reproduction and promoting environmental protection for sustainability
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