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"Politics, power and community development"

Rosie R. Meade, Mae Shaw, and Sarah Banks


This is the first book in the series Rethinking Community Development and it sets the tone for the series as a whole by probing some fundamental challenges and dilemmas for community development today. As contributors address the book title, Politics, Power and Community Development, they raise issues of international relevance but which are, nonetheless, specific in their focus. In its three sections and 13 chapters, contributors explore how diverse political and power configurations shape and are shaped by community development processes. There are critical reflections on policy and practice ... More

Keywords: politics, community, power, community development, global, diversity, neoliberalism, critical, democracy

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447317364
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447317364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosie R. Meade, editor
University College Cork

Mae Shaw, editor
University of Edinburgh

Sarah Banks, editor
Durham University

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Part 1 Thinking politically

Two The politics of deploying community

Janet Newman and John Clarke

Part 2 Practising politics

Part 3 Politicising the future

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