Social Capital and Local Development

From Theory to Empirics

Editors: Pisani, E., Franceschetti, G., Secco, L., Christoforou, A. (Eds.)

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  • Provides a close scrutiny of the economic implications of social capital, in particular with regard to European rural areas
  • Focuses on the one-to-one relationship between social capital and governance
  • Proposes an original and unique methodology for understanding and measuring social capital
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This book addresses the role of social capital in promoting rural and local development. The recent financial and economic crises have exposed the European Union (EU) to an increased risk of social exclusion and poverty, which are now at the heart of its economic, employment and social agenda with explicit reference to rural and marginal areas (Europe 2020). The authors' work from the notion that rural development is not imposed from the ‘outside’, but depends also on endogenous factors, namely local cultural and ecological amenities, eco-system services, and economic links with urban areas which expand rural opportunities for innovation, competitiveness, employment and sustainable development.

Social capital is of paramount importance because it helps build networks and trusting relations among local stakeholders in the public and private spheres,  and supporting the enhancement of governance of natural resources in rural areas

About the authors

Elena Pisani is Assistant Professor of Principles of Economics, Project Planning and Evaluation for Local and Sustainable Development at the University of Padova, Italy.

Laura Secco is Associate Professor in Forest Policy and Governance and in Environmental and Social Responsibility in Local Development Processes at the University of Padova, Italy.

Giorgio Franceschetti is Emeritus Professor of Economics, Rural Planning and Development Cooperation at the University of Padova, Italy.

Asimina Christoforou is Adjunct Professor of International and European Economic Studies at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction: Motivation, Aim and Contributions

    Pisani, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

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  • Social Capital: Intuition, Precept, Concept and Theory

    Christoforou, Asimina

    Pages 23-41

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  • Social Capital and Local Development in European Rural Areas: Theory and Empirics

    Christoforou, Asimina

    Pages 43-60

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  • Social Capital and Rural Development in Europe: A Geographical Perspective

    Moreno, Luís

    Pages 61-81

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  • Social Capital, Network Governance and Social Innovation: Towards a New Paradigm?

    Secco, Laura (et al.)

    Pages 83-105

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-54277-5
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Hardcover 149,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-54276-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Capital and Local Development
Book Subtitle
From Theory to Empirics
Editors
  • Elena Pisani
  • Giorgio Franceschetti
  • Laura Secco
  • Asimina Christoforou
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54277-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54277-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54276-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 516
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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