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2004
Volume 7
Issue 2
Topic:
Economics
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Adamowicz M. , Dresler E. 2004. RURAL POPULATION ABOUT CIVIL SOCIETY – OPINIONS OF SELECTED LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN LUBLIN PROVINCE, EJPAU 7(2), #05.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume7/issue2/economics/abs-05.html

RURAL POPULATION ABOUT CIVIL SOCIETY – OPINIONS OF SELECTED LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN LUBLIN PROVINCE

Mieczys│aw Adamowicz, Ewelina Dresler

 

ABSTRACT



In the paper, the authors have presented the results of the survey conducted on the households of the Lublin province. The number of the households that have been investigated, totals 624. On the basis of the data that was obtained, it could conclude that the rural areas in Poland have considerable potential for growth. The sense of rootedness, which is the point of departure of the local development, is fairly strong among the peasant families. Vast majority of the people living in the country expresses the will to take action in order to improve the standard of living, and is inclined to devote a great deal of their free time to achieve it. It seems that the education of the local leaders is the necessary element in the construction of the civil society. The survey shows that the inhabitants of the rural areas want to solve their problems together and upgrade the life standard, yet they virtually do not know how to do it and how to begin. They need leaders who would show them the directio

Key words: civil society, rural areas, local leaders, rural communities..