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Revista Pilquen

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FORNI, Pablo; NARDONE, Mariana  and  CASTRONUOVO, Luciana. Social capital and community based organization: the urbanization process of Almafuerte neighborhood. La Matanza (2002-2012). Rev. Pilquen. secc. cienc. soc. [online]. 2013, vol.16, n.2, pp.00-00. ISSN 1851-3123.

The purpose of this article is to analyze, from the perspective of social capital, the process of urbanization of Almafuerte neighborhood ("Villa Palito"), located in the town of San Justo in the west area of Buenos Aires. We analyze the characteristics of this endogenous organizational process, which was caused by leaders and institutions of the neighborhood that were able to earn the trust of neighbors and raise funds and support from social programs, government agencies and political leaders. In order to understand these organizational experiences we applied a case study, implementing a qualitative methodological approach based on repeated interviewing and participant observation techniques in the field.

Keywords : Community-based organizations; Social capital; Social housing policy.

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