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Community-Based Management of Life Resources

The article is focused on the concept of the community-based management of life resources, which emphasizes horizontal relationships (participatory management), a sustainable paradigm of development and community interests. A description of both the concept and the most common areas targeted by community projects is followed by a presentation of the research framework, which is fully linked to the implementation of the project Enough for All (Dovolj za vse). The purpose of the research was to discover how to encourage and engage as many local communities as possible to actively approach the community management of local life resources. The results of the research thus include a presentation of the factors that are motivating individuals to participate in community projects, the perceived obstacles for community projects, the needs of the stakeholders of such projects, and key success factors. It can be concluded from the results of the research that there is a considerable tendency of individuals in Slovenia to contribute to their own communities. The expansion of community practices is, however, limited by a lack of knowledge and experience with community projects and a lack of funds for their implementation. Competence and activity levels are identified as key factors for the success of community projects.


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Issue No. 271 - Solidarity Economies
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2018 , volume volume 46 , issue issue 271