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The Handbook of Community Practice is the first volume in this field, encompassing community development, organizing, planning, and social change, and the first community practice text that provides in-depth treatment of globalization—including its impact on communities in the United States and in international development work.  The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practice including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaboratives, and engagement in diverse communities.  It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action.

Community Economic and Social Development
Community economic and social development

Even though many neighborhoods, especially inner-city communities of color, confront severe economic and social problems, the public sector ignores their needs, instead continuing to subsidize economic development for the better off. This chapter suggests an alternative model for community renewal, one of humane ...

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