Subtypes Guilds - Neighbourhood guilds

Dutch: Buurtgilde

A neighbourhood guild was an urban association of people living in the same neighbourhood or street, who organized themselves to promote sociability within their community, and to further the social, economic and political desires of this community. The organization structure was similar to that of the craft guilds, but contained people living closely together in the same neighbourhood, instead of being organized according to occupation (though often, neighbourhoods consisted of individuals with the same occupation) (Dorren, 1998; Coit, 1891, 7-8 (he perhaps depicts the ideal situation, not the practical one)).

Neighbourhood guilds — like other types of institutions for collective action — needed official city approval to enable them to set their own regulations and sanctions.


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