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Building Ties: Social Capital Network Analysis of a Forest Community in a Biosphere Reserve in Chiapas, Mexico

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dc.contributor.author García-Amado, Luis Rico
dc.contributor.author Pérez, Manuel Ruiz
dc.contributor.author Iniesta-Arandia, Irene
dc.contributor.author Dahringer, Guillaume
dc.contributor.author Reyes, Felipe
dc.contributor.author Barrasa, Sara
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-03T16:23:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-03T16:23:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8531
dc.description.abstract "Governance of the commons depends on the capacity to generate collective action. Networks and rules that foster that collective action have been defined as social capital. However, their causal link is still not fully understood. We use social network analysis to assess social capital, decision-making, and collective action in a forest-based common pool resource management in La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve (Chiapas, Mexico). Our research analyzes the productive networks and the evolution of coffee groups in one community. The network shows some centrality, with richer landholders tending to occupy core positions and poorer landless peasants occupying peripheral ones. This has fostered the community’s environmentally oriented development but has also caused internal conflicts. Market requirements have shaped different but complementary productive networks, where organic coffee commercialization is the main source of bridging ties, which has resulted in more connectivity and resilience. Conservation attitudes, along with the institutional setting of the community, have promoted collective action. The unresolved conflicts, however, still leave some concerns about governance in the future." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject community forestry en_US
dc.subject social capital en_US
dc.subject networks en_US
dc.subject ejidos en_US
dc.title Building Ties: Social Capital Network Analysis of a Forest Community in a Biosphere Reserve in Chiapas, Mexico en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.country Mexico en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 17 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US

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