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dc.contributor.authorAbom, Bill*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:54:21Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:54:21Zen
dc.date.issued2004-04-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0961452042000191187en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130627en
dc.descriptionSocial researchers continue to grasp for critical factors that foster or impede the development of social capital. This article highlights some of these factors based on an investigation of a low-income urban settlement in Guatemala. Community activists and leaders, elected representatives, regional government service providers, local residents, NGO directors and staff, and other key informants living and working within the designated locality indicated a complex and diverse range of social, cultural, political, and economic issues that contributed to low levels of 'broad-based' social capital. Long-standing fears related to violence and corruption within a historically top-down authoritarian state were the most significant factors impeding social capital, social organising, and civic participation. Northern-led service-providing NGOs in the area also curbed 'broad-based' social capital by fostering dependency through intervention strategies that were external, top down, non-participatory, and not community based.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent12en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/social-capital-ngos-and-development-a-guatemalan-case-study-130627
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.titleSocial capital, NGOs, and development: a Guatemalan case studyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryGuatemalaen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.number3en
prism.volume14en


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