Mobilizing Communities

Mobilizing Communities : Asset Building as a Community Development Strategy

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As communities face new social and economic challenges as well as political changes, the responsibilities for social services, housing needs, and welfare programs are being placed at the local government level. But can community-based organizations address these concerns effectively? The editors and contributors to Mobilizing Communities explore how these organizations are responding to these challenges, and how asset-based development efforts can be successful.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 12.45mm | 249.48g
  • Philadelphia PA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1439900876
  • 9781439900871
  • 1,729,043

Table of contents

1. Community Assets: Building the Capacity for Development - Gary Paul Green
2. Investing in the Double Bottom Line: Growing Financial Institutions in Native Communities - Sarah Dewees and Stewart Sarkozy- Banoczy
3. Asset- Based Community Development in Alabama's Black Belt: Seven Strategies for Building a Diverse Community Movement - Emily Blejwas
4. The Politics of Protected Areas: Environmental Capital and Community Confl ict in Guatemala - Michael L. Dougherty and Rocio Peralta
5. Linking Cultural Capital Conceptions to Asset- Based Community Development - Rhonda Phillips and Gordon Shockley
6. Neighborhood Approaches to Asset Mobilization: Building Chicago's West Side - John P. Kretzmann and Deborah Puntenney
7. Natural Amenities and Asset- Based Development in Rural Communities - Gary Paul Green
8. Implementing Community Development in the Mississippi Delta: The Effect of Organizations on Resident Participation - Mark H. Harvey and Lionel J. Beaulieu
9. Lessons Learned - Gary Paul Green
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"Green and Goetting begin Mobilizing Communities with an excellent overview of the strategies employed by needs-based and asset-based community development [ABCD] efforts.... accessible to most audiences...Mobilizing Communities is a welcome addition to the community development literature." -Journal of Urban Affairs
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About Gary Paul Green

Gary Paul Green is Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and author, most recently, of Workforce Development Networks in Rural Areas: Building the High Road.

Ann Goetting is Professor of Sociology at Western Kentucky University. She is the author or editor of three previous books, including (with Sarah Fenstermaker), Individual Voices, Collective Visions: Fifty Years of Women in Sociology (Temple).
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