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Making spaces for community development$
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Michael Pitchford

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422590

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422590.001.0001

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Achieving change: the rise of partnerships and their impact on community development practice

Achieving change: the rise of partnerships and their impact on community development practice

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(p.55) five Achieving change: the rise of partnerships and their impact on community development practice
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Making spaces for community development
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Michael Pitchford

Paul Henderson

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422590.003.0005

Within the campaigning community work during the 1970s, the purpose of the community development role was to support local communities to challenge and make demands of the local state. Pressure was viewed as the way to achieving change. This chapter looks at the way practitioners worked by drawing on the examples provided by the interviewees. It compares and contrasts these earlier confrontational approaches with the shift towards practice within a community planning framework. It also looks at the community development inspired by conflict approaches including the recent shift towards a community planning model based on dialogue and partnership working.

Keywords:   community work, local communities, confrontational approaches, community planning framework, conflict approaches, community planning model, dialogue, partnership working

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