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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
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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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