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Community development and civil societyMaking connections in the European context$
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Paul Henderson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349705

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349705.001.0001

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(p.174) (p.175) eleven Conclusion
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Community development and civil society
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Paul Henderson

Ilona Vercseg

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349705.003.0016

This chapter draws together the ideas in the book, focusing on the question of how the contribution of community development to strengthening civil society can be specified. It returns to the five ways in which community development might strengthen civil society. It identifies three key areas of challenge — the community development profession, communities, and civil society — before setting out possible future scenarios for community development. The concluding section re-states the need for community development to continue to struggle to hold the balance between providing support for grassroots action and engagement with policy issues. It also highlights the paramount importance of three agenda items facing community development and civil society: providing a reaffirmation of the need to strengthen participatory democracy, to respond to the continuing existence of poverty and social exclusion, and to challenge racism and xenophobia.

Keywords:   civil society, community development, grassroots action, participatory democracy, poverty, social exclusion, racism, xenophobia

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