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Engaging the community in decision making : case studies tracking participation, voice and influence

Author: Roz Diane Lasker; John A Guidry
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, ©2009.
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"This book summarizes how five community partnerships, working with a team of researchers, attempted to answer these critical questions by looking at influence directly. The book should be helpful to readers involved in any form of active community participation, from participatory research to civic engagement, deliberative democracy, and community initiatives"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roz Diane Lasker; John A Guidry
ISBN: 9780786443123 078644312X
OCLC Number: 277136383
Description: vii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : Are we actually doing what we want to be doing? --
Community voices against violence in Cass Lake, Minnesota --
Housing for single mothers in Humboldt Park, Chicago --
A "poor man's bank" in the Southeast Oklahoma Enterprise Community --
A workforce alliance minigrant program in the Mississippi Delta --
The community leadership team of Story County, Iowa --
Developing a professionalization curriculum in the Mississippi Delta --
Revitalizing Cass Lake, Minnesota --
Community centers in southeastern Oklahoma --
The incorporation of beyond welfare in Ames, Iowa --
Saving a mural in Humboldt Park, Chicago --
The pathway of ideas --
Realizing the promise of community participation.
Responsibility: Roz Diane Lasker and John A. Guidry.

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The field of community participation has promised to give people formerly excluded from decision making an influential voice about issues that affect their lives. This book summarizes how five  Read more...

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"marvelous book...valuable...the authors are well versed in current community engagement processes...fascinating reading"--Journal of Planning Education and Research.

 
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