Community Networks and the Nature of Emergence in Civil Society

Jenny Onyx, Melissa Edwards


Our research challenges the limitations of extant knowledge of social formation by its focus on the ordinary, everyday lived reality of maintaining community and on identifying its operations from the internal perspective of civil society. We aim to explore the actual mobilising processes and structures that underpin the formation of social capital in the community. We examine how networks emerge and operate.


Sustainable community development, social capital, complexity theory, networks, Interdisciplinary

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