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Community Self-Help - Danny Burns

Community Self-Help

By: Danny Burns (Editor), Colin C. Williams (Editor), Jan Windebank (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th March 2004
ISBN: 9780333912669
Number Of Pages: 163

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This book explores the dynamics of community self help in local neighbourhoods. It shows how widespread it is, and argues that it should be considered as the third major sector of social and economic organization (alongside the state and market). Danny Burns, Colin C. Williams and Jan Windebank examine community self-help as a springboard into the mainstream, a complement to it, and an alternative. Finally, the book opens out a vision of social organization with self-help and mutual aid at its heart.

'The book does not dissapoint... It is short, accessible and combines both a summary of latest thinking in the field... with policy proposals' - Peter North, Housing Studies

List of Tables
Introduction
Arguments for Self-Help and Mutual Aid
Conceptualising Community Self-Help
The Extent of Community Self-Help
A Route into Employment: Community Self-Help as a Springboard
A Complement to the Market and State
Community Self-Help as a Coping Strategy
An Alternative to the Market and State: Community Self-Help as Challenge
Supporting and Developing Community Self-Help
Community Self-Help in Visions of Future Political Organisation
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780333912669
ISBN-10: 0333912667
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 163
Published: 24th March 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1