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Politics, Power and Community Development, the first book in a new series, Rethinking Community Development, offers unprecedented critical reflections on policy and practice relating to community development in the United States, Taiwan, Australia, India, South Africa, Germany, Ecuador, Peru, and other nations. Addressing the global dominance of neoliberalism, the contributors consider the extent to which practitioners, activists, and policy makers can challenge, critique, or resist its influence.
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Rosie Meade is a lecturer in social policy at University College Cork in Ireland.Review:
“Bringing an appropriately political focus to bear on the discussion around community development, this interesting and stimulating collection provides an inclusively international and critical overview of the complex and constant interplay between the processes of community development, politics, and power.” (Fred Powell, University College Cork)
“I encourage community developers and academics alike to read this work. It provides the reader with an interesting and in-depth discourse on how to think about the topic and gives solid examples of how various countries are thinking about community organizing and implementing community development projects.” (Journal of Social Work Value and Ethics)
“Full of analytical power and hopeful stories of how community development can support political change.” (Community Development)
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Book Description Policy Press 2016-01-05, Bristol, 2016. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781447317371
Book Description Policy Press, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. An exploration of how contemporary politics, and the power relations it reflects and projects, is shaping the field of community development today. The book presents unique and critical reflections on policy and practice in Taiwan, Australia, India, South Africa, Burundi, Germany, the USA, Ireland, Malawi, Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazonia and the UK. It addresses the global dominance of neoliberalism, and the extent to which practitioners, activists and programmes can challenge, critique, engage with or resist its influence. Seller Inventory # AAJ9781447317371
Book Description Policy Press, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The book series Rethinking Community Development offers a critical re-evaluation of community development in theory and practice, based on recognition of its dialectical and malleable potential. The first book in the series is entitled Politics, Power and Community Development. As such it highlights and critically examines key political issues, and the associated power relationships, that are shaping contemporary community development. In this edited collection, writers from diverse settings draw upon policy and practice issues from their own contexts to elaborate concepts, theories and critical questions that are more widely relevant. Seller Inventory # AAJ9781447317371
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