Le capital social des Groupes d'Action Locale

Abstract : The potential of the social capital in the Local Action Groups. The study analyses the "social capital" of the members of the LAGs. The expression "social capital" is defined by the "connections between individuals – the social networks, the norms of reciprocity, and the trust that results from this" (R. Putnam), and consists of three elements. First of all there is the trust that characterises the members of the LAG and which is made up of relationships of trust between people who know each other, an overall attitude of trust, and trust in institutions. The second element is formed of values that can be broken down into factors such as local patriotism, representation of the interests of the partnership, and social activity. The third element is the network. This can be evaluated using factors such as participation in the decision-making processes of the LAG, the cooperation between the members of the LAG belonging to the three sectors, and the frequency of participation in the meetings of the LAG. The motivation of the members of the LAGs to participate in this structure is taken into account. The results of sociological research into these three elements of social capital are presented here. Empirical research carried out in the voivodeship of Łódź serves as a base for the analyses.
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Katarzyna Hanke-Zajda. Le capital social des Groupes d'Action Locale. Maria Halamska, Marie-Claude Maurel. Les acteurs locaux à l'épreuve du modèle européen LEADER : France, Hongrie, Pologne, Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales (CEFRES), pp.135-147, 2010. ⟨halshs-00498425⟩

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