Developing Communities for the Future

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Cengage Learning, 2010 - Community development - 459 pages
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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About the author (2010)

Susan Kenny is Emeritus Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University. She has over 30 years of experience in teaching and researching community development and is known nationally and internationally for her strong track record of research, publications and consultancies in the inter-related fields of community development, capacity building, active citizenship, NGO development, local self-determination and governance.

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