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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.

Participatory Methods in Community Practice
Participatory methods in community practice
Dorothy N.Gamble1

In its 20th anniversary Human Development Report the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP, 2010) affirmed as fundamental a central focus on people and their ability to express needs and make choices for continuing human development. It defined human development as the expansion of people's freedoms ...

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