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Help Yourself and God Will Help You

Savanovic, Gvozden LU (2011) MIDM70 20111
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
This research presents a case study assessing community social capital and potential leadership amongst farmers in the village Blat, South Lebanon and it was conducted in November 2010. The social capital was approached from the network aspect with the use of social network analysis (SNA) and it was assessed with the network closure and the structural holes concepts, conflict resolution mechanisms and willingness to monitor and report on a rule breaking. In addition, central farmers, based on multiple network centrality measures, were identified, revealing the potential community leader(s) and the most suitable farmer(s) for the capacity building abroad.

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This research presents a case study assessing community social capital and potential leadership amongst farmers in the village Blat, South Lebanon and it was conducted in November 2010. The social capital was approached from the network aspect with the use of social network analysis (SNA) and it was assessed with the network closure and the structural holes concepts, conflict resolution mechanisms and willingness to monitor and report on a rule breaking. In addition, central farmers, based on multiple network centrality measures, were identified, revealing the potential community leader(s) and the most suitable farmer(s) for the capacity building abroad.

The assessment of the communal social capital and identification of the central farmers shows following results. Firstly, support network results indicate that the network is non-existent outside farmers’ closest families, hence there is no bridging social capital between farmers. Secondly, knowledge network reflects both bridging and bonding social capital and has positive implications for the NRM. Thirdly, monitoring and conflict resolution norms are not strong in the farmers’ community, potentially hindering the NRM. And finally, identification of the most central farmers revealed that different selection of the farmers could be done by the project implementers. (Less)
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author
Savanovic, Gvozden LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Community social capital in the context of the natural resources management: Social network analysis of the farmers’ networks in the village of Blat, South Lebanon
course
MIDM70 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
social network analysis (SNA), social capital, natural resource management, monitoring, conflict resolution mechanisms, key players, South Lebanon
language
English
id
1967697
date added to LUP
2011-09-13 12:09:28
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2013-06-18 12:57:00
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  abstract     = {This research presents a case study assessing community social capital and potential leadership amongst farmers in the village Blat, South Lebanon and it was conducted in November 2010. The social capital was approached from the network aspect with the use of social network analysis (SNA) and it was assessed with the network closure and the structural holes concepts, conflict resolution mechanisms and willingness to monitor and report on a rule breaking. In addition, central farmers, based on multiple network centrality measures, were identified, revealing the potential community leader(s) and the most suitable farmer(s) for the capacity building abroad. 

The assessment of the communal social capital and identification of the central farmers shows following results. Firstly, support network results indicate that the network is non-existent outside farmers’ closest families, hence there is no bridging social capital between farmers. Secondly, knowledge network reflects both bridging and bonding social capital and has positive implications for the NRM. Thirdly, monitoring and conflict resolution norms are not strong in the farmers’ community, potentially hindering the NRM. And finally, identification of the most central farmers revealed that different selection of the farmers could be done by the project implementers.},
  author       = {Savanovic, Gvozden},
  keyword      = {social network analysis (SNA),social capital,natural resource management,monitoring,conflict resolution mechanisms,key players,South Lebanon},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Help Yourself and God Will Help You},
  year         = {2011},
}