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    The Short Guide to Community Development (Policy Press - Short Guides) (Paperback) By (author) Alison Gilchrist, By (author) Marilyn Taylor

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    DescriptionWith the topic of community high on the public agenda, this timely guide provides an introduction to community development, its origins and some of the current trends and challenges. The book also explores how community development can be applied in different practice domains to achieve a range of policy objectives. Accessibly written, it will be essential for students studying a degree or taking a module in the area as well as those already involved in community development.

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    The Short Guide to Community Development
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Gilchrist, By (author) Marilyn Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847426895
    ISBN 10: 1847426891

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000, SOC025000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: JFSF
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    BISAC V2.8: POL002000
    BIC subject category V2: RP
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    LC classification: HN49.C6 G48 2011
    Ingram Theme: INDS/URBSTD
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Policy Press
    Imprint name
    Policy Press
    Publication date
    27 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Marilyn Taylor is Emeritus Professor at the University of the West of England and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Voluntary Action Research. She has extensive experience of research and practice in the community development field. Alison Gilchrist has worked for over three decades in community development: as an activist, practitioner, trainer, researcher and manager, including several years at the Community Development Foundation. She now works as an independent consultant.
    Review quote
    "Essential reading for practitioners as well as students concerned with community development. The inclusion of theoretical and ethical issues is particularly welcome, alongside the implications for practice." Marjorie Mayo, Professor of Community Development, Goldsmiths' "The history of UK community development is littered with the state's attempts to co-opt it to promote its own interests, however unfair and divisive. This excellent, elegant and easily digestible guide, written by two leading experts, cuts through the mystique to show precisely what community development should and should not be about." Gary Craig, Professor of Community Development and Social Justice, University of Durham "The Short Guide to Community Development is a valuable and concise contemporary account of community development." Community Development Journal
    Table of contents
    Introduction; What is community development?; The changing context of community development; Theoretical concepts; Effective and ethical community development - what's needed?; Applying community development in different service areas; Challenges for practice; Current and future trends.