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The Role of Local Communities in the Success of Villages

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Author(s): GABRIELLA LUDESCHER

Journal: Romanian Review of Regional Studies
ISSN 1841-1576

Volume: V;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 51;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Local community | Success | Development | Social capital | Social space | Village

ABSTRACT
The infrastructural conditions of villages have important role, but they are not enough in themselves for the success of a certain village. Those local communities that can be described as cooperative, have a stronger ability to enforce interests. Additionally, their local and social dividedness is lower. If a village has a strong community, which can communicate and assert their interests, it can solve the infrastructural problems of the village. The positive social relations make the village more attractive for the locals and for those individuals who would like to settle down there. On the other hand, social conflicts are poisoning the local relationships and are hindering the formation and the operation of the community life.
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