N. Grazhevska, Doctor of Sciences (Economics), Professor Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Y. Petrushenko, PhD in Economics, N. Kostyuchenko, PhD in Economics Sumy State University, Sumy IMPACT OF SOCIAL CAPITAL CHARACTERISTICS ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

The article examines the impact of social capital characteristics of local communities on the effectiveness of the community-based approach to economic development. The conclusion that such social capital characteristics as (anti)paternalism, solidarity and cooperation have the greatest importance for the economic development is made based on the analysis of UNDP and the European Union project “Community-based approach to local development”. It was hypothesized that the creation of community organizations could be an effective mechanism to actualize the existing social capital of rural communities in Ukraine.

Keywords: social capital; communities; social mobilization; economic development.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17721/1728-2667.2013/152-11/6

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