Building Community Capacity

ISBN-10: 0202306402
ISBN-13: 9780202306407
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Aldine Transaction
Publication date: 12/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

William M. Klepper is a professor of management at the Columbia Business School, where he teaches a course on executive leadership, and the faculty director of Columbia's partnership with the Outstanding Directors Exchange (ODX). His most recent publication is What CEOs Have Yet to Learn.Robert Chaskin is an associate professor at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration and a research fellow at Chapin Hall Center for Children. He is the coauthor of Building Community Capacity.

Sudhir Venkatesh is William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He is a researcher and writer on urban neighborhoods in the United States (New York, Chicago) and Paris, France. He is also a documentary film-maker. His most recent book is Gang Leader for a Day. In 2006 he also published Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor about illegal economies in Chicago. Off the Books received a Best Book Award from Slate.Com (2006) as well as the C. Wright Mills Award (2007). His first book, American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto (2000) explored life in Chicago public housing. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He was a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University from 1996-1999. He is currently Director of the Center for Urban Research and Policy, and Director of the Charles H. Revson Fellowship Program, both at Columbia University.

Foreword
Acknowledgment
Introduction
Community Capacity and Capacity Building: A Definitional Framework
What Is Community Capacity?
A Definitional Framework
Levels of Social Agency
Strategies for Building Community Capacity
Conclusion
Leadership Development
The Meaning of Leadership
Strategies for Building Leadership
Challenges for Leadership Development Programs
Leadership Development and Community Capacity
Organizational Development
Roles of Organizations in the Community
Strategies to Foster Organizational Development
Relationship Between Organizational Development and Community Capacity
Community Organizing
Community-Organizing Strategies
Cross-Cutting Issues
The Role of Community Organizing
Collaborations, Partnerships, and Organizational Networks
Impetus and Rationale
Strategies for Building Organizational Collaboration
Core Issues and Emerging Lessons
The Importance of Collaboration
Conclusion: Possibilities, Limitations, and Next Steps
Strategy-Specific Issues and Lessons
Cross-Cutting Issues and Lessons
Conclusion
Core Case Study Descriptions
Other Efforts
Acronyms
References
Index

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