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Developing Communities for the Future - Susan Kenny

Developing Communities for the Future


Published: 4th November 2010
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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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Good textbook

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Stimulates Debate
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    Comments about Developing Communities for the Future:

    I am using this book as a textbook and it is very easy to read and understand. It is also well written.

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    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
    Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 18.9  x 2.5
    Edition Number: 4