Community Development in Theory and Practice

An International Reader

By Gary Craig (ed.), et al.
September 2008
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9780851247304                                                                  
348 pages, 5 7/8 x 8 1/4"
$45.00 Paper Original

Since its establishment in 1966, the Community Development Journal has maintained its position as the leading international journal for practitioners, academics and policy-makers across the world. To celebrate its fortieth anniversery, the CDJ's Editorial Board commissioned three highly experienced members, two of them former editors, to bring together a representative sample of the best writing from the Journal.

The thirty chapters in this volume, including an entirely new introductory contextual essay, are drawn from every corner of the world, demonstrating the richness and diversity of community development theory and practive.

Despite this diversity, the changing foci of communitty development and the varying contexts in which it is practised, the chapters all reflect the commitment of community development theorists and practitioners to engage critically with the key values of social justice - equality, fairness, participitory development and respect for difference. This book will become a key text for those concerned with implementing these values in practice.

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