Politics, Power and Community Development, the first book in a new series, Rethinking Community Development, offers unprecedented critical reflections on policy and practice relating to community development in the United States, Taiwan, Australia, India, South Africa, Germany, Ecuador, Peru, and other nations. Addressing the global dominance of neoliberalism, the contributors consider the extent to which practitioners, activists, and policy makers can challenge, critique, or resist its influence.
About the Author
Rosie Meade is a lecturer in social policy at University College Cork in Ireland. Mae Shaw is a senior lecturer in community education at the University of Edinburgh. Sarah Banks is codirector of the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action and professor in the School of the Applied Social Sciences at Durham University.
Table of Contents
Series editors’ preface Acknowledgements Notes on contributors 1. Politics, power and community development: An introductory essayRosie Meade, Mae Shaw and Sarah BanksPart 1: Thinking politically 2. The politics of deploying community Janet Newman and John Clarke 3. Changing community development roles: The challenges of a globalizing world Sue Kenny 4. Community organising and political agency: Changing community development subjects in IndiaManish K. JhaPart 2: Practising politics 5. Identity politics, community participation and the making of new places: Examples from TaiwanYi-Ling Chen 6. Community development, venture philanthropy and neoliberal governmentality: A case from Ireland Niamh McCrea 7. A shifting paradigm: Engendering the politics of community engagement in India Martha Farrell & Rajesh Tandon 8. The politics of diversity in Australia: Extending the role of community practice Helen Meekosha, Alison Wannan and Russell Shuttleworth 9. The politics of environmental justice: Community development in Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazonia María Teresa Martínez and Eurig Scandrett 10. The politics of democracy and the global institutions: Lessons and challenges for community development Niamh GaynorPart 3: Politicising the future 11. Disability arts: The building of critical community politics and identity Colin Cameron 12. Service delivery protests in South Africa: A case for community development?Lucius Botes 13. Community development and commons: On the road to alternative economics? Brigitte Krazwald Index