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The well-connected community: A networking approach to community development

Alison Gilchrist


Since the publication of the first edition of this book there has been a growing recognition in practice and policy of how networks contribute to the vitality of community life and civil society. Government policy has increasingly emphasised the need to involve communities in decision making, while social capital is increasingly associated with health, low levels of crime, educational achievement and a strong ‘sense of community’. This book aims to strengthen and extend informal networks, support partnership working across boundaries and promote social cohesion. It explores the concept of ‘com ... More

Keywords: networks, community life, civil society, government policy, decision making, social capital, sense of community, social identity, mutual influence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420565
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420565.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison Gilchrist, author