Articles
topics
Environment, Social Sector Policy
economies
Philippines
languages
English
By
Greg Bankoff (Continuity and Change, Cambridge University Press)
Released
August 2007

Dangers to Going It Alone: Social Capital and the Origins of Community Resilience in the Philippines

Greg Bankoff (Continuity and Change, Cambridge University Press)

This paper explores the evolution of mutual benefit associations and networks in the Philippines. It draws a comparison between the factors contributing to the decline of civil society in the United States and the same forces at work in the Philippines which led to the opposite outcome. It suggests that these associations and networks proliferate quickest in geographic regions most exposed to personal misfortune and community danger i.e. where the need is highest. Read it here.