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Author Kenny, Susan, 1946- author

Title Developing communities for the future / Susan Kenny, Phil Connors
Edition Fifth edition
Published South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia : Cengage Learning, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 489 pages.)
Contents PART I. Background and basics -- 1. The nature of community development -- 2. The context -- 3. Theoretical foundations and concepts -- 4. The role of the state -- PART II. Practical foundations -- 5. Processes and values -- 6. Community organisations -- 7. Activities and practices -- 8. Understanding and responding to difference -- 9. Funding and research -- PART III. Key issues in community development today -- 10. Difficulties and dilemmas -- 11. Challenges and opportunities for the twenty-first century -- Appendices. A. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
Summary "Developing Communities for the Future provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory, processes and practices of community development. It offers insights into the challenges and dilemmas of this demanding field and considers the ways in which it can empower citizens. Engaging case studies illustrate how community development practitioners operate in everyday situations. This new edition keeps pace with recent shifts in theories and the economic, social, cultural and political contexts within which community development takes place, showing how such changes are influencing practice. Throughout it highlights cutting-edge issues such as green approaches, social inclusion, working with Indigenous communities, and government over-regulation. Overall, this valuable text demonstrates the dynamic nature of the field and how practitioners can help communities respond to the current challenges they face".--Back cover. Small section pages 320-324 on community development in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; mentions CDEP (Community Development Employment Projects); community controlled organisations
Notes Previous edition: 2011
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Community development -- Australia.
Rural development -- Study and teaching.
Reading List HSW709 prescribed text 2021
ADS705 prescribed text 2020
HSW709 prescribed text 2020
ADS705 prescribed text 2019
ADS704 prescribed text 2019
HSW235 recommended text 2019
HSW709 prescribed text 2019
ADS701 Recommended text 2019
Form Electronic book
Author Connors, Phil, author
ISBN 9780170279215 (electronic bk.)
0170279219 (electronic bk.)