Collaborations for social justice: professionals, publics, and policy change

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007 - Business & Economics - 137 pages
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This edited collection explains the importance of community empowerment in advancing public policy, and gives examples of how professionals have successfully mobilized the public in the past. Written primarily for students, academics, and lawyers, this book also attempts to bridge the widely publicized gap between professional advocates and grassroots organizations. The authors hope to demonstrate two basic principles: that the democratization of research and specialized practice enables the production of new insights; and that professionals' participation in the process of empowerment of low-income communities is transformative in ways that are enriching both professionally and personally.

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Barlow is a longtime civil rights activists, and is visiting associate professor of sociology at the University of California-Berkeley. He is also professor of sociology at Diablo Valley College.