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Developing Communities for the Future - Susan Kenny

Developing Communities for the Future

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Published: 4th November 2010
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Australian Catholic University - Banyo
Charles Darwin University - Darwin
Charles Sturt University - Wagga Wagga
Deakin University - Geelong
Edith Cowan University - Joondalup
James Cook University - Cairns
Monash University -Caulfield
Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin Grove
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University of New England - Armidale
University of New South Wales - Kensington
University of Western Australia

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Developing Communities for the Future provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory, processes and practices of community development. It offers insights into the challenges and dilemmas of this demanding field and considers the ways in which it can empower citizens. Engaging case studies illustrate how community development practitioners operate in everyday situations.

This new edition keeps pace with recent shifts in theories and the economic, social, cultural and political contexts within which community development takes place, showing how such changes are influencing practice. Throughout it highlights cutting-edge issues such as green approaches, social inclusion, working with Indigenous communities, and government over-regulation. Overall, this valuable text demonstrates the dynamic nature of the field and how practitioners can help communities respond to the current challenges they face.

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  • Case studies throughout demonstrates the practices of community development in real-life situations
  • Chapter Overviews give you a quick snapshot of the material you are about to cover
  • Key terms are marked in bold to highlight key concepts and help you quickly find important terminology
  • Summary points and list of key terms at the end of chapters are a great study tool for reviewing the content
  • End-of-chapter exercises help you to consolidate your knowledge and reflect on what you have learned

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      Table of Contents
      Preface
      Introduction

      Part 1: Background and basics
      1. The nature of community development
      2. The context
      3. Theoretical perspectives and concepts
      4. The role of the state

      Part 2: Processes and practices
      5. Practical foundations
      6. Community organisations
      7. Activities and practices
      8. Understanding and responding to difference
      9. Funding and research

      Part 3: Critiques and contradictions
      10. Difficulties and dilemmas
      11. Challenges for the twenty-first century

      Appendix: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
      References
      Index

      ISBN: 9780170186704
      ISBN-10: 0170186709
      Audience: Tertiary; University or College
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 448
      Published: 4th November 2010
      Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 18.9  x 2.5
      Edition Number: 4
      Edition Type: Revised