Building social capital: a case study of a Jamaican community-based organization

dc.contributor.advisorDouglas, David J.A.
dc.contributor.authorHayles, Lisa M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-03T18:08:57Z
dc.date.available2020-12-03T18:08:57Z
dc.date.copyright2001
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Rural Planning and Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis in an investigation of the meaning and composition of social capital in Bowerbank, a community in Kingston, Jamaica. Indicators of social capital were tested through an examination of one of Bowerbank's community-based organizations (CBOs)--the Windward Courts Citizens Development Organization (WCCDO). The analysis combined quantitative and qualitative indicators in order to construct a more nuanced understanding of social capital. The research illustrates that social capital is an analytical construct rather than a normative one. Informal networks and relationships are a significant aspect of social capital though paradoxically, it is formal organizations which have the resources to support the human capital development necessary for community social capital. Planners can assist community organizations to build/maintain social capital by critically analyzing the power relations in a community and adopting a social learning model. The social assets framework is a preliminary step to creating a methodology for assessing social capital rather than a definitive measurement.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/21895
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectsocial capitalen_US
dc.subjectBowerbanken_US
dc.subjectKingstonen_US
dc.subjectJamaicaen_US
dc.subjectindicatoren_US
dc.subjectcommunity-based organizationsen_US
dc.subjectWindward Courts Citizens Development Organizationen_US
dc.subjectsocial assets frameworken_US
dc.titleBuilding social capital: a case study of a Jamaican community-based organizationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

Files

Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
Hayles_LisaM_MSc.pdf
Size:
2.79 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format