An Investigation of Social Capital of Beneficiaries toward sustainable Rural Development ( Case study: Telobine village, Mayamey county, Semnan province)

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Ms.c Student of Gratuated of Dedesertification, faculty of natural resources, university of Tehran

2 Associate of faculty of natural resources, university of Tehran

3 Mazandaran University

Abstract

Sustainable development will not be realized in any country unless social capital is reinforced. Accordingly, present study made an attempt to measure social capital of local beneficiaries network in traditional boundary of Telobine in Mayamei county, Semnan province through network analysis approach considering macro and micro level indexes. Besides, social powers and local leader playing critical role in sustainable development will be identified. Based on trust and participation ties, level of social capital was respectively moderate and weak and social capital of the village was estimated weakening . It can be argued that reinforcement of trust and participation in this village essential for faster knowledge and resource transfer and also for better unity of beneficiaries. It was as well revealed that Gh.Ar and Mo.Ar are core actors among Telobin traditional boundary beneficiaries. High authority and social influence of these actors contribute greatly to the establishment organizations and other beneficiaries toward rural sustainable development.

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