Public Policy in the Community: Second Edition

Paperback | August 15, 2011

byMarilyn Taylor

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"Community" continues to attract the attention of policy makers and scholars.  Taking account of changes since the publication of the first edition, this new edition explores the challenges of empowering communities and assesses the lessons for policy and practice of community-based approaches to social disadvantage and exclusion.

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"Community" continues to attract the attention of policy makers and scholars.  Taking account of changes since the publication of the first edition, this new edition explores the challenges of empowering communities and assesses the lessons for policy and practice of community-based approaches to social disadvantage and exclusion.

MARILYN TAYLOR is Emeritus Professor of Urban Governance and Regeneration at the University of the West Of England. She is also a Visiting Professor at Birkbeck, University of London and Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Voluntary Action Research.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.78 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230242650

ISBN - 13:9780230242654

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Changing Fortunes of Community
Community in Policy and Practice
Ideas of Community
Contradictions of Community
Prescribing Community to the Poor
Power and Empowerment
Power in the Policy Process
Experiencing Empowerment
Reclaiming Community
Reclaiming Power
The Challenge for Communities
The Institutional Challenge
Community Empowerment: Myth or Reality?
 

Editorial Reviews

"[A]n excellent overview of how the concept of community has been interpreted and (ab)used by politicians and policymakers...The book takes familiar concepts and methods, weaving them together to build a new framework [and] throws up a number of challenging questions and some illuminating insights...[it] is unreservedly recommended for policy-makers and anyone working in or with communities. It will also be of immense value to students, researchers and academics seeking a comprehensive synthesis."--Alison Gilchrist, Community Development Journal"[G]rounded, authoritative and timely...a crucial contribution to an important policy debate."--John Houghton, Environmental Planning