Mihai 1-4/2001

Sociologie Românească (Romanian Sociology), XII new series no. 1-4/2001, pp. 194-214.



SR 2001 1-4 coperta

Asociația Pomicultorilor Dâmbovițeni: capital social și raționalitate în acțiunea colectivă

The Association of the Orchadists of Dambovita: social capital and rational choice in collective action

Alexandra Mihai


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Abstract (Rezumat în limba engleză): The study proposes a theoretic model for explaining collective action, using as a starling point the theories of rational choice and of social capital. The model was tested using structural analysis for a case study of the Association of the Orchardists of Dâmboviţa. The case is interesting not only because it represents an exceptional occurrence in our country (that of a professional association in the rural area), but also because it offers a model for the development of other regions of the Romanian rural area.