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DIY Community ActionNeighbourhood problems and community self-help$
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Liz Richardson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420855

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.001.0001

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Community action: so what?

Community action: so what?

(p.61) four Community action: so what?
DIY Community Action

Liz Richardson

Policy Press

This chapter aims to show how the work of the groups contributes to dealing with social exclusion and neighbourhood decline. It examines how one understands the value the groups' work has, what the groups actually do in practice, and whether one can create more social capital and citizenship using community self-help activity. The chapter determines that initially, the things the groups do seem like worthy activities, but that this perception drops compared to the scale of problems.

Keywords:   social exclusion, neighbourhood decline, community action, social capital, self-help activity

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