Commitment vs. trust, or selected aspects of social capital on the example of the Podkowa Leśna municipality near Warsaw

Dorota Mantey

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Vol no: 16

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The article is devoted to the relationship between the belief in getting involved in municipal affairs and interpersonal trust, as well as an assessment of the attitude of the authorities to the social activity of residents in the Podkowa Leśna municipality near Warsaw. Involvement in the life of the municipality, regardless of the form, builds trust, i.e. strengthens social capital, which is so important for initiating cooperation of residents for the general good. The author shows that a sense of involvement in the municipality’s affairs does not necessarily result from giving to local organizations, of which there are more than a dozen in Podkowa Leśna.