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DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood problems and community self-help

Liz Richardson

Abstract

How people can be persuaded to take more control of their own lives continues to be a subject of policy and academic debate, and the contribution of active citizens to improving societal well-being is high across different policy agendas. But the promotion of community self-help raises a wide range of questions – for people working in neighbourhoods, for policy makers, for politicians, and for residents themselves – about how we promote engagement, what would motivate people to become active, and more fundamentally about the ongoing relevance and value of community activity. This book offers a ... More

Keywords: community self-help, neighbourhood problems, policy makers, politicians, residents, engagement, active citizens, community activity, community groups, community building

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420855
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liz Richardson, author