Community Development: A European Challenge

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Roland Brake, Ulrich Deller
Barbara Budrich, 2008 - Political Science - 320 pages
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In this book, international experts discuss community development â?? its historical trends, its present state, its theoretical concepts, as well as its practical implementations in eight European countries â?? Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania, Spain, and Sweden. These countries differ a lot with respect to their political, economic, and social culture; their vocational training; and their experiences in community development. Nevertheless, all countries face similar problems in their struggle against social exclusion of specific groups. Models, concepts, and methods of community development, which are based on community inclusion and empowerment, work well in many countries or they are in the process of development and adaptation. In this book, scholars and practitioners lead the way through their world of ideas and their wealth of experience in community development and, thus, support the European and worldwide network of community developers.
  

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Contents

Editorial Foreword Roland Brake Ulrich Deller
7
Best Practice 220
15
Historical Movements
17
Community Development in Bulgaria Christomir Zafirov
32
History and Development of Community Development in Germany
41
Community Development in Hungary Ilona Vercseg
52
Community Building in Lithuania Violeta Gevorgianiene
66
Community Work Romania Béla Szabó Eniko Veress
75
The Guiding Standards of Community Development MariaLüttringhaus
142
Participatory Research in Action Arunas Povilunas
180
Community Development Creates Digital Networks for Disadvantaged
204
Youth Bus Die Wilde 13 Ulrich Lennartz Ulrich Deller
222
A Community Crèche Project since 1996 Géza Gosztonyi
235
Historical Centre
247
Networking as a Backdrop for Local Community Work Ulrich Deller
256
Lifeworld or the Community? Dieter Oelschlägel
277

The Development of Community Work in Spain
84
Community Development in Europe Gerard Hautekeur
94
Community Development and Poverty
111
Community Development
132
Ideal and Reality Ilona Vercseg
284
The Philosophy of Dialogue as the Holistic Ethical Foundation
298
Information about the Community Care Pilot Project and the Project
314
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