Developing Communities for the Future provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory, processes and practices of community development. It offers insights into the challenges and dilemmas of this demanding field and considers the ways in which it can empower citizens. Engaging case studies illustrate how community development practitioners operate in everyday situations. This new edition highlights cutting-edge issues and new technologies that are influencing practice. It demonstrates the dynamic nature of the field and how practitioners can help communities respond to the current challenges they face.
Part 1: Background and basics 1. The nature of community development 2. The context 3. Theoretical perspectives and concepts 4. The role of the state Part 2: Processes and practices 5. Practical foundations 6. Community organisations 7. Activities and practices 8. Understanding and responding to difference 9. Funding and research Part 3: Key issues in community development today 10. Difficulties and dilemmas 11. Challenges and opportunities for the twenty-first century
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