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Author Beck, Dave.

Title International community organising : Taking power, making change
Published Bristol : Policy Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (230 pages)
Contents Taking power, making change; Contents; List of tables, figures and boxes; Tables; Figures; Boxes; About the authors; Introduction; About the book; The roots of community organising; Definitions of community organising; Early life; Alinsky the man; Foundational ideas; The process; Critiques; Conclusion; The 21st-century context of community organising; Current issues: global and local; Urban development and global slums; Sustainability; Building capacity, capability and needs; Quality of life, wellbeing and happiness; Rights, power and asset development; Conclusion
Building local leadershipCreating local assets; Building autonomous organisations; Counter-hegemony, critical thinking and community organising; Antonio Gramsci; Counter-hegemonic bloc; Paulo Freire; Conclusion; Endnote; References; Selected website links; Index
Case study: Dharmendra Kumar, New Delhi, IndiaThemes from the case studies; Slum Dwellers International and case studies; Introduction; Key features; Guiding principles; Cape Town, South Africa; Indian Alliance; Cambodia; Reflection on the Slum Dwellers International model; New models of community organising; Survey of community organisers; Gamaliel; New times, new approaches: comprehensive community development; Institute for Comprehensive Community Development; Local Initiatives Support Corporation; The Tea Party; Summary; Comparing and contrasting current community organising models
Community organising revisited: the Industrial Areas Foundation modelCase study: Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council; Case study: The Woodlawn Organization; The Industrial Areas Foundation today; Critiques of the Industrial Areas Foundation approach; Conclusion; Industrial Areas Foundation in the UK and Australia; Industrial Areas Foundation and the UK; Case study: Sydney Alliance; The ACORN alternative; Background; Main activities; Analysis of ACORN's approach to community organising; ACORN International; Case study: Vinod Shetty, Mumbai, India
Consensus and conflictIn the system and outside the system; Centralised model and dispersed model; The organisation defines the issues and local people define; the issues; Formal and informal learning; Local and structural issues; What community organising does and doesn't achieve; Development of the Millennium Development Goals; Promoting organisational development within urban slum and other marginal areas; Promoting sustainability; Developing capability and capacity development; Promoting quality of life, wellbeing and happiness; Rights; Empowering people; Building social capital
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Community development -- Case studies.
Community development.
Social movements -- Case studies.
Social movements.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Purcell, Rod.
ISBN 1299704972 (ebk)
9781299704978 (ebk)