A Dynamic Balance
288 pages, 6 x 9
19 b&w illustrations, 8 tables
Release Date:01 Jan 2006
Release Date:18 May 2005
Release Date:01 Jan 2006

A Dynamic Balance

Social Capital and Sustainable Community Development

Edited by Ann Dale and Jenny Onyx
UBC Press
A Dynamic Balance illuminates the importance of understandingthe social dimension of sustainability as it examines the linksbetween social capital and sustainable development within the overallcontext of local community development. Looking at case studies in bothAustralia and Canada, it draws upon lessons that can be learned toreconnect large urban centres and smaller communities. Given the numberof small communities in both countries struggling to diversify fromsingle-resource economies in a context of increasing globalization, theanalysis touches on several critical public policy issues. This is atimely and provocative call for reconciliation and reconnection withinand between communities.
Ann Dale is a professor in the Science, Technology,and Environment Division at Royal Roads University. She is a TrudeauFellow, and a Canada Research Chair in Sustainable CommunityDevelopment. Jenny Onyx is the director of the Centrefor Australian Community Organisation and Management at the Universityof Technology in Sydney.

Foreword / Richard A. Skinner

Introduction / Jenny Onyx


Part 1: Vision

1. Social Capital and Sustainable Community Development: Is There aRelationship? / Ann Dale


Part 2: Connections

2. Ecological and Social Systems: Essential System Conditions /Vivienne Wilson

3. Social Ecology as a Framework for Understanding and Working withSocial Capital and Sustainability within Rural Communities / StuartB. Hill


Part 3: Actions

4. Enabling Structures for Coordinated Action: CommunityOrganizations, Social Capital, and Rural Community Sustainability /Jo Barraket

5. Negotiating Interorganizational Domains: The Politics of Social,Natural, and Symbolic Capital / Suzanne Benn and JennyOnyx

6. Modelling Social Capital in a Remote Australian IndigenousCommunity / Paul Memmott and Anne Meltzer

7. Stones: Social Capital in Canadian Aboriginal Communities /Lesley Moody and Isabel Cordua-von Specht

8. Communities of Practice for Building Social Capital in RuralAustralia: A Case Study of ExecutiveLink / Sue Kilpatrick and FrankVanclay

9. Social Capital and the Sustainability of Rural or RemoteCommunities: Evidence from the Australian Community Survey / AlanBlack and Philip Hughes

10. Social Capital and Sustainable Development: The Case of BrokenHill / Jenny Onyx and Lynelle Osburn

11. Social Capital Mobilization for Ecosystem Conservation /Jennie Sparkes

12. Values, Social Acceptability, and Social Capital: The CanadianNuclear Waste Disposal Case / Grant Sheng

13. The Challenges of Traditional Models of Governance in theCreation of Social Capital / Tony Boydell


Part 4: Assessing Progress

14. Exciting the Collective Imagination / James Tansey

Conclusion: Reflections / Ann Dale




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