- Subject index
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.
Chapter 15: Political, Social, and Legislative Action
Political, Social, and Legislative Action
Throughout the 20th century, the United States and most Western countries made significant gains in establishing social legislation that promoted the common good, regulated the conditions of workers, and protected and supported the poor. Such legislation includes laws supporting the unemployed, the disabled, the ...