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    Description"Community Development and Civil Society" demonstrates the contribution that community development can make to strengthening civil society, a concept that today has global significance. Set within the context of Europe, with particular reference to the UK and Hungary, the authors argue that community development is both a profession and a social movement and can be applied to a wide range of issues including socialisation, economic wealth, social participation, social control and mutual support. Relevant to the discussion and analysis of democracy, governance and participation, the book places these concepts within an appraisal of civil society and the contrasting ways in which this key component of a democratic society is defined. The book interweaves case studies with discussion of community development principles and theory to provide a critical and accessible approach. It will appeal both to students and practitioners, and also be of interest to managers and policy-makers responsible for community programmes and policies.

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    Community Development and Civil Society
    Making Connections in the European Context
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Henderson, By (author) Ilona Vercseg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9781861349699
    ISBN 10: 1861349696

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: GTF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JFS
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CEUROP
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    DC22: 307.14
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    BISAC V2.8: POL029000
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    LC classification: HN400.C6 H46 2010
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    Thema V1.0: GTP, JBS
    Policy Press
    Imprint name
    Policy Press
    Publication date
    30 June 2010
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    Author Information
    Paul Henderson has been involved in community development for over 30 years, most recently with the Community Development Foundation. He has written about community development in both the UK and the rest of Europe. Ilona Vercseg is Honorary President of the Hungarian Association for Community Development, and a University Lecturer and Senior Trainer with the Civil College Foundation. She undertakes experimental research and analysis, teaches community development and builds international contacts.
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    "The authors bring a wealth of insight and experience to this analytical and practical exploration. Practicalities of participation, localisation and regional and global challenges provide a context for a deft invitation for community development to renew its vision." Alan Barr, Senior Research Fellow (University of Strathclyde), Scottish Community Development Centre, Glasgow "An important resource for those concerned with community development and with strengthening civil societies' independent roles, across Europe, more generally - with detailed case study materials from Britain and Hungary, more particularly. It will be essential reading for policy makers and a wide range of professionals." Marjorie Mayo, Goldsmiths College, University of London
    Table of contents
    Foreword ~ Attila Gergely; Introduction; Civil society; Community development; Socialisation; Economic wealth; Social participation; Social control; Mutual support and solidarity; Potential of community development; Learning and support; Conclusions.