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The dilemmas of development work: Ethical challenges in regeneration

Paul Hoggett


Social development work takes place in the grey area between government and the voluntary and community sectors. This book explores the ways in which front-line professionals working with communities identify and address the dilemmas inherent in the current policy context. Drawing upon original material, the book examines how ‘community engagement’ workers negotiate the ethical and emotional challenges they face; how they work through problems of community representation at interpersonal and team levels; how they manage the conflicting roles of local activist and paid worker and what role coll ... More

Keywords: social development, government, voluntary and community sectors, social policy, community engagement, community representation, local activist, modernisation of governance, street-level work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349729
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349729.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Hoggett, author