The Short Guide to Community Development

Alison Gilchrist and Marilyn Taylor

The Short Guide to Community Development

Alison Gilchrist and Marilyn Taylor

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

184 pages | © 2011
Paper $21.95 ISBN: 9781847426895 Published April 2011 For sale in North and South America only
With the topic of community high on the public agenda, this timely guide provides an introduction to community development, its origins and some of the current trends and challenges. The book also explores how community development can be applied in different practice domains to achieve a range of policy objectives. Accessibly written, it will be essential for students studying a degree or taking a module in the area as well as those already involved in community development and community organising.
Contents
Introduction
What is community development?
The changing context of community development
Theoretical concepts
Effective and ethical community development - what's needed?
Applying community development in different service areas
Challenges for practice
Current and future trends
Review Quotes
James Derounian | Voluntary Sector Review
“This short guide is a handy reference and a bargain, and an attractive and cleanly designed pocket book. It will be required reading for students.”
Community Development Journal
"A valuable and concise contemporary account of community development."
Mae Shaw, Institute of Education, University of Edinburgh
“It’s an extremely useful publication, which presents some refreshingly straightforward observations, whilst acknowledging the complexity of the politics and the practice. I will recommend it to students.”
Sarah Banks, Durham University
“A great resource—so well written and informative.”
Marjorie Mayo, Goldsmiths, University of London
“Essential reading for practitioners as well as students concerned with community development. The inclusion of theoretical and ethical issues is particularly welcome, alongside the implications for practice.”
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