Agency: individual ‘Fit’ and sustainable community development

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Community Development Journal
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What makes one community survive an economic downturn, whilst others collapse? What gives one individual the ability to transcend a personal tragedy, whilst others hit the street? Many authors write about the importance of networks and social capital; this article explores the concept of agency, considered an a priori condition, at the individual level, for the mobilization of social capital and network formation. 

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