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Social capital and natural resources management: an application to landcare

Webb, Trevor and Cary, John (2005) Social capital and natural resources management: an application to landcare. Rural society, 15 (2). pp. 119-131. ISSN 1037-1656

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Abstract

Social capital has been increasingly recognised as a fundamental ingredient to the success of natural resource management (NRM) within rural and regional communities. Landcare, with its extensive local group structure and community-state partnership, provides a notable case of the importance of social capital to NRM. However identifying processes and practices to enhance social capital have been problematic given the theoretical and empirical ambiguities surrounding the concept. In this paper we apply an analytical framework recognising the sources, characteristics and consequences of social capital to Landcare. The framework recognises the importance of both community and state/institutional sources of social capital and suggests a series of measures of social capital appropriate to Landcare.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID10661. natural resource management, NRM, social capital, community sources, community-state partnership
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 310000 Architecture, Urban Environment and Building
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Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2009 00:07
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2015 05:44
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1907
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