Community Organizing and Development
The text provides a comprehensive introduction to the wide variety of approaches that guide social change, social activism, and community-building work. Community Organizing and Development links various theories of organizing to the techniques and tactics of practice. It is vividly illustrated using real-life practice examples.
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The Goals of Community Organizing
THE COMPONENTS OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
SOCIAL ACTION CAMPAIGNS
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