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Community Self-help

byD. Burns

Hardcover | March 24, 2004

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This book explores the dynamics of community self help in local neighbourhoods. It shows how widespread it is, and argues that it should be considered as the third major sector of social and economic organization (alongside the state and market). Danny Burns, Colin C. Williams and Jan Windebank examine community self-help as a springboard into the mainstream, a complement to it, and an alternative. Finally, the book opens out a vision of social organization with self-help and mutual aid at its heart.
DANNY BURNS is Professor of Social and Organizational Learning at the University of the West of England and co-director of SOLAR, a research and development team specializing in participatory action research and action inquiry. Before this he worked at the University of Bristol. He has also previously worked as Director of the Tenant P...
Title:Community Self-helpFormat:HardcoverDimensions:163 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.44 inPublished:March 24, 2004Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333912667

ISBN - 13:9780333912669

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Table of Contents

List of Tables Introduction Arguments for Self-Help and Mutual Aid Conceptualising Community Self-Help The Extent of Community Self-Help A Route into Employment: Community Self-Help as a Springboard A Complement to the Market and State: Community Self-Help as a Coping Strategy An Alternative to the Market and State: Community Self-Help as Challenge Supporting and Developing Community Self-Help Community Self-Help in Visions of Future Political Organisation References Index