Social Capital and Networks of Reciprocity in the Four Communities in the SANREM CRSP Micro-region of Ecuador
Iowa State University
Jan L. Flora; Cornelia B. Flora,
1. Develop baseline indicators of social infrastructure, a form of horizontal social capital, which includes acceptance of alternatives, mobilization of diverse resources, and horizontal networks ofmutual obligations. 2. Explore deeply certain networks related to production and patterns of information exchange regarding both sustainable and conventional natural resource management. 3. Relate these production/natural resource-oriented networks to typologies of peasant economies being developed by other SANREM CRSPlEcuador institu-tions, in order to better identify horizontal and vertical patterns of social capital. 4. Assess changes in the indicators of social infrastructure and relate those changes as well as the initial social capital configurations to the incorporation of sustainable practices and world view in each of the four villages.