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The contribution of human and social capital to building community well-being: a research agenda relating to citizen participation in local governance in Australia

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This paper discusses the interrelationships between concepts such as human and social capital, community well-being, citizen participation, community capacity building and community engagement. Working from this discussion a research agenda is presented relating to citizen participation in local governance with particular emphasis on the role of local government in building human and social capital, thereby contributing to the well-being of communities.

Keywords: citizen participation; community well-being; local government; social capital

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Social Research Section, Gold Coast City Council, Nerang Administration Centre, PO Box 5042 Gold Coast MC, Queensland 9729.

Publication date: 2003-12-01

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