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Community empowerment : a reader in participation and development

Author: Gary Craig; Marjorie Mayo
Publisher: London : Zed Books, ©1995.
Series: Experiences of grassroots development.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This work reviews contemporary campaigns for community participation and empowerment throughout the world. It critiques the concept of empowerment and demonstrates how communities are taking more  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Craig; Marjorie Mayo
ISBN: 1856493377 9781856493376
OCLC Number: 299618266
Description: 229 p.
Contents: Community, participation and empowerment - the human face of structural adjustment of tools for democratic transformation?, Marjorie Mayo and Gary Craig; counter-development - possibilities and constraints, Benno Galjart; participatory development - toward liberation and co-optation?, Muhammad Anisur Rahman; disability - emancipation, community participation and disabled people, Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer; empowerment and ageing - toward honoured places for crones and sages, Jenny Onyx and Pam Benton; the voluntary sector challenge to fortress Europe, Pauline Conroy; the university and empowerment - the European union, university adult education and community economic development with "excluded groups", Peadar Shanahan and John Ward; self-organization and older people in Eastern Germany, Prue Chamberlayne; Community work and the state - the changing context of UK practice, Marilyn Taylor; community action in the United States, S.M. Miller, et al; community development organizational capacity and US urban policy - lessons from the Chicago experience 1983-1993, Wim Wiewel and Doug Gills; activism, service provision and the states' intellectuals - community work in Australia, Helen Meekosha and Martin Mowbray; community organizing in the Philippines - the experience of development NGOs, Karen Constantino-David; social reconstruction and community development in the transition to democracy in South Africa, Vivienne Taylor; participation, empowerment and sexual health in Africa, Gill Gordon; the Nicaraguan community movement - in defence of life, Hazel Plunkett; Brazilian community development - changes and challenges, Frances O'Connor.
Series Title: Experiences of grassroots development.
Responsibility: edited by Gary Craig and Marjorie Mayo.


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