Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF RANGE AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT (IRANIAN JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES)   FALL 2015 , Volume 68 , Number 3; Page(s) 625 To 645.
 
Paper: 

ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL CAPITAL IN TOWARD INCREASING OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT (CASE STUDY: ZANGOOI VILLAGE, SOUTH KHORASAN PROVINCE, INTERNATIONAL RFLDL PROJECT)

 
 
Author(s):  GHORBANI MAHDI*, AVAZPOUR LEILA, YOUSOFI MOHSEN
 
* FACULTY OF NATURAL RESOURCES, UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN, I.R. IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Social capital is one of the most important criteria related to social network resilience. In trust networks as the most important factor of social capital in adaptive governance, sensitivity to disorders and irregularities is considerable and resiliency improvement and compatibility capacity depends on trust level in network. This research is applied in Zangooi village, South Khorasan province where international project ROLL is operated. In this research social capital in local beneficiaries is studied to enhance resilience in pilot village. Trust and cooperation ties are studied based on survey method and network analysis questionnaires and direct interviews with actors (members of rural development small groups). Results show that trust, cooperation, cohesion and social capital is at average level before RFLDL project and after operating this project these indices increase and reach optimum level. The speed of trust and cooperation exchange through people increases after operating the project and this develops unification and alliance between members. At last it can be concluded that conveying this project increases trust and cooperation and social capital, so resilient social systems have undoubtedly much more trust level.

 
Keyword(s): LOCAL COMMUNITIES RESILIENCE, RFLDL PROJECT, SARAYAN, SOCIAL CAPITAL, TRUST NETWORK
 
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