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International community organising : taking power, making change

Author: Dave Beck; Rod Purcell
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As the Arab Spring continues to work through changes, the Occupy Movement is agitating for change and many are looking for alternatives in the face of global financial and political challenges, community organising offers a realistic way forward for many communities: a tried and tested way of improving people's lives. This book is the first to explore the diverse history of community organising, telling stories of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Beck; Rod Purcell
ISBN: 9781847429766 1847429769 9781847429773 1847429777 9781847429780 1847429785
OCLC Number: 810113702
Description: xi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1, The roots of community organising --
2. The 21st-century context of community organising --
3. Community organising revisited: the Industrial Areas Foundation model --
4. Industrial Areas Foundation in the UK and Australia --
5. The ACORN alternative --
6. Slum Dwellers International and case studies --
7. New models of community organising --
8. Comparing and contrasting current community organising models --
9. What community organising does and doesn't achieve --
10. Counter-hegemony, critical thinking and community organising.
Responsibility: Dave Beck and Rod Purcell.

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This book is the first to explore the diverse history of community organising, telling stories of how it developed, its successes and failures, and the lessons that can be applied today.  Read more...

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