Community Development Reader

ISBN-10: 0415507766
ISBN-13: 9780415507769
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
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List price: $48.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

The Community Development Readeris the first comprehensive reader addressing community development. Community development has become a significant component of urban political economies in the past thirty years. This Readeris an ambitious volume bringing together history, theory and power dynamics. It does not just promote the model of community development but also addresses the messiness of community development.

James DeFilippis is an Assistant Professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. He received his PhD in Geography from Rutgers University in 2000, and his BA in Political Science and Geography from the University of Vermont in 1993. He is the author of Unmaking Goliath: Community Control in the Face of Global Capital (Routledge Press, 2004), which was named the "Best Book In Urban Politics, 2004" by the American Political Science Association. He has also published many articles and reports on housing, community development, urban politics, and local economic development.Susan Saegert is Director of the Center for Human Environments (CHE) and Professor of Environmental Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she was also the first director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1973 and her B.A. with honors in government from the University of Texas in 1968. Dr. Saegert has published five books including Social capital in poor communities with Phil Thompson and Mark Warren (Russell Sage, 2001), and From abandonment to hope: community households in Harlem , with Jackie Leavitt (Columbia University Press, 1990). She has also published over fifty articles and book chapters on environmental psychology, women and the environment, crowding, environmental stress, and housing and health, as well as social capital. 

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Notes on the text
Communities Develop: The Question is, How?
History and Future of Community Development
Swimming against the Tide: A Brief History of Federal Policy in Poor Communities
Community Control and Development: The Long View
Refraining Community Practice for the 21st Century: Multiple Traditions, Multiple Challenges
Community Development Institutions and Practice
Introduction to Part II
More than Bricks and Sticks: Five Components of Community Development Corporation Capacity
Learning from Adversity: The CDC School of Hard Knocks
Social Housing
Community Response to Foreclosure
Community Development Financial Institutions: Expanding Access to Capital in Under-Served Markets
The Economic Development of Neighborhoods and Localities
Conceptual Overview of What We Know about Social Entrepreneurship
Communities as Place, Face, and Space: Provision of Services to Poor, Urban Children and their Families
Connecting Public Schools to Community Development
Capacity Building: The Case of Faith-based Organizations
Toward Greater Effectiveness in Community Change: Challenges and Responses for Philanthropy
City Government's Role in the Community Development System
Diverse Food Economies, Multivariant Capitalism, and the Community Dynamic Shaping Contemporary Food Systems
Sustainability in Community Development
Building and Organizing Community
Introduction to Part III
History Matters: Canons, Anti-Canons and Critical Lessons from the Past
Community Organizing or Organizing Community? Gender and the Crafts of Empowerment
Community Building: Limitations and Promise
Building Civic Capacity in Urban Neighborhoods: An Empirically Grounded Anatomy
How Does Community Matter for Community Organizing?
Doing Democracy Up Close: Culture, Power, and Communication in Community Planning
Community Organizing for Power and Democracy: Lessons Learned from a Life in the Trenches
Globalization and Community Development
Introduction to Part IV
Globalization and Free Trade
Post-Industrial Widgets: Capital Flows and the Production of the Urban
Community-based Organizations and Migration in New York City
Migrant Hometown Associations and Opportunities for Development: A Global Perspective
Global Corporations, Global Campaigns: The Struggle for Justice at Kukdong International in Mexico
The International Roots of Microenterprise Development
Theoretical Conceptions and Debates
Introduction to Part V
What Community Supplies
Development as Capability Expansion
Five Faces of Oppression
Defining Feminist Community: Place, Choice, and the Urban Politics of Difference
Privileged Places: Race, Opportunity, and Uneven Development in Urban America
Domestic Property interests as a Seedbed for Community Action
The CDC Model of Urban Development: A Critique and an Alternative
Strengthening the Connections between Communities and External Resources
Concluding Thoughts
Index

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