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Thinking CollectivelySocial Policy, Collective Action and the Common Good$
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Paul Spicker

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447346890

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447346890.001.0001

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Community

Community

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(p.75) 5 Community
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Thinking Collectively
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Paul Spicker

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447346890.003.0005

A community is a based on networks; patterns of community include communities based on cultural identity, communities of interest and communities of place. Social policy has built on the idea of community to promote a model of solidarity where people can be integrated into the networks and included socially. The 'political community' becomes the focus both of collective action and of moral responsibility.

Keywords:   Community, Social networks, Solidarity, Inclusion, Community work, Political community

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