The generation of community social capital in the Poble Sec community plan (Barcelona)

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The perspective of social capital has gained prominence in the last
25 years in research and intervention in the social and educational
fields.There is an open debate on the application of this concept in
community action processes. The objective of this article is to
identify and analyze the basic factors that influence the generation
of social capital within the Community Development Plan of Poble
Sec de Barcelona.A qualitative research process was designed in
two phases: one to review the existing academic literature on the
factors that generate community social capital, and a second
focused on the case analysis of a Community Development Plan.
Results such as the wealth of community associations, the feeling of
belonging and the ability to mobilize neighbors to get involved in
collective actions of a social nature, show that Community
Development Plans can provide an adequate context for the generation
of social capital.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1987487
Pages (from-to)477-498
Number of pages22
JournalCommunity Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2022


  • community
  • community action
  • community development plan
  • community social capital
  • social capital


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