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  • Smart Communitiesby Suzanne W. Morse

    Wiley 2014; US$ 50.00

    The new edition of the acclaimed guide to strategic decision-making in community planning, development, and collaboration Based on the results of more than a decade of research by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change, Smart Communities provides directions for strategic decision-making and outlines the key strategies used by thousands of leaders... more...

  • Cities of Cultureby Deborah Stevenson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of the ?creative city? has become an urban imaging cliché. The proliferation of local blueprints for... more...

  • Innovative Approaches for Teaching Community Organization Skills in the Classroomby Donna Hardina

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Bring your students the latest developments in community organization! Innovative Approaches for Teaching Community Organization Skills in the Classroom will help social work educators efficiently teach students methods of practice that they need to know in order to offer the best services to clients with a variety of different needs in a variety... more...

  • Progressive Community Organizingby Loretta Pyles

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    ? The second edition of Progressive Community Organizing offers a concise intellectual history of community organizing and social movements while also providing practical tools geared toward practitioner skill building. Drawing from social-constructionist, feminist and critical traditions, Progressive Community Organizing affirms the practice... more...

  • Community, Solidarity and Belongingby Andrew Mason

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 39.00

    This book, first published in 2000, systematically explores the relationship between the state, and different levels of community. more...

  • Organizing Urban Americaby Heidi J. Swarts

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00

    Heidi J. Swarts explores activist groupsÕ cultural, organizational, and political strategies. Focusing on ACORN chapters and church federations, Swarts demonstrates how congregation-based organizing has developed an innovative cultural strategy, and how ACORNÕs national structure allows it to coordinate campaigns quickly. By making these... more...

  • The Competent Public Sphereby John Michael Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Suggesting that an expressive ideology has arisen within the workplace public sphere around the theme of 'competence', this book explores the hegemony of global finance and the fetishism of the new economy, exposing the dilemmas of the competence agenda, and illustrating how competence is played out in the workplace public sphere. more...

  • Returning (to) Communitiesby Stefan Herbrechter; Michael Higgins

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 114.80

    Returning (to) Communities offers an innovative collection of examples and case studies into what has become a hotly disputed topic. The chapters present a wide-ranging series of interventions into the new debates over the concepts and practices of “community” and the communal. For this book, scholars have been gathered from across Europe... more...

  • Playbook for Progressivesby Eric Mann

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 15.00

    An organizing manifesto for the twenty-first century, Playbook for Progressives is a must-have for the activist?s tool kit. This comprehensive guide articulates pragmatically what is required in the often mystifying and rarely explained on-the-ground practice of organizing. Here, Eric Mann distills lessons he learned from over forty years as an organizer,... more...

  • The Sociology of Community Connectionsby John G. Bruhn

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    Many of our current social problems have been attributed to the breakdown or loss of community as a place and to the fragmentation of connections due to an extreme value of individualism in the Western world, particularly in the United States. Not all scholars and researchers agree that individualism and technology are the primary culprits in the loss... more...