SOCIAL CAPITAL AS A TOOL FOR ENGINEERING CITIZEN
PARTICIPATION IN DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES
16th October 2018
This report summarizes the design and findings of research conducted by EPPE Network member Esomchi Agalamanyi while at the University of Glasgow in partnership with Thriving Places, a local community development initiative. Thriving Places adopts an intensive neighbourhood approach to delivering community programmes in the most deprived areas of Glasgow, aimed at building social capital and empowering communities. The research sought to explore how participants of a project developed in association with Thriving Places - Bridgeton Family Meal and Homework Club - have used social relationships developed through the club to benefit themselves as individuals and to better their community through citizen participation.