Politics, Power and Community Development

Politics, Power and Community Development

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447317371
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Series: Rethinking Community Development Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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
Notes on contributors

1. Politics, power and community development: An introductory essay
Rosie Meade, Mae Shaw and Sarah Banks

Part 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 India
Manish K. Jha

Part 2: Practising politics
5. Identity politics, community participation and the making of new places: Examples from Taiwan
Yi-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 Gaynor

Part 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


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