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International community organising: Taking power, making change

Dave Beck and Rod Purcell


We live in changing and challenging times. After the financial crash, the Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement many people are looking for social alternatives based on vibrant and powerful communities. For over 50 years community organising has offered a realistic way forward for improving people's lives. This book is the first to explore the diverse history of community organising, telling stories of how it developed, its successes and failures, and the lessons that can be applied today. It analyses contemporary examples of practice from the USA, UK, India, South Africa, Cambodia and Australia ... More

Keywords: Community organising, Community development, Social development, Community change, Empowerment, Social movements, People power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781847429773
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429773.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dave Beck, author

Rod Purcell, author