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Social Involvement in Rural Areas. A Methodological Approach

  • José M. Díaz-Puente
  • Francisco J. Gallego
  • Pablo Vidueira
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 208)

Abstract

Community development must be accompanied by a social involvement process which creates functional groups of citizens capable of taking responsibility for their own development. It is important that this process promotes a structure for all population groups and provides the appropriate institutional and technical support. The present paper addresses these issues from a methodological approach based on over 25 years of experience by the Institute of Community Development of Cuenca in revitalizing rural areas of the Spanish province of Cuenca. The long-term perspective of this experience provides some keys which can be used to successfully support the process of social involvement in rural areas.

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Community development Social Involvement Social Structure Partnership 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José M. Díaz-Puente
    • 1
  • Francisco J. Gallego
    • 2
  • Pablo Vidueira
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Engineering SchoolTechnical University of MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Institute of Community Development of CuencaCuencaSpain

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