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Class, Inequality and Community Development

Mae Shaw and Marjorie Mayo


This book, the second title in the Rethinking Community Development series, starts from concern about increasing inequality worldwide and the re-emergence of community development in public policy debates. It argues for the centrality of class analysis and its associated divisions of power to any discussion of the potential benefits of community development. It proposes that, without such an analysis, community development can simply mask the underlying causes of structural inequality. It may even exacerbate divisions between groups competing for dwindling public resources in the context of ne ... More

Keywords: community development, public policy, class, divisions of power, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447322450
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447322450.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mae Shaw, editor
University of Edinburgh

Marjorie Mayo, editor
University of London

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Part 1 Contested concepts of class, past and present

Part 2 Class, inequality and community development in context

Nine Community development: (un) fulfilled hopes for social equality in Poland

Anna Bilon, Ewa Kurantowicz and Monika Noworolnik-Mastalska

Ten Rural–urban alliances for community development through land reform from below

María Elena Martínez-Torres and Frederico Daia Firmiano

Part 3 Reconnecting class and inequality through community development

Concluding Chapter Community unionism: looking backwards, looking forwards

Marjorie Mayo and Pilgrim Tucker, with Mat Danaher

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