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  • Building Powerful Community Organizationsby Michael Jacoby Brown

    Long Haul Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    Intended for individuals who want to start, strengthen, or revitalize a group to address a community issue, this indispensable guide includes a series of practical steps that help build a successful community orgranization and offers sample cases that more clearly illustrate each step. In addition to addressing common problems that are often encountered,... more...

  • In the Neighborhoodby Peter Lovenheim

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 13.95

    Read Peter Lovenheim's posts on the Penguin Blog. Based on a popular New York Times Op-Ed piece, this is the quirky, heartfelt account of one man's quest to meet his neighbors-and find a sense of community. Journalist and author Peter Lovenheim has lived on the same street in suburban Rochester, NY, most of his life. But it was only after... more...

  • 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...

  • From Command to Communityby Nicholas V. Longo; Cynthia M. Gibson

    Tufts University Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    Diverse essays create a new definition of leadership education based in colleges and universities more...

  • Realizing Communityby Vered Amit

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    'Community' is so overused both in everyday language as well as in scholarly work that it could easily be dismissed as a truism. However, the persistence of the term itself shows that the idea continues to resonate powerfully in our daily lives, ethnographic accounts as well as theoretical analyses. This book returns a timely and concerted anthropological... 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...

  • Community and Everyday Lifeby Graham Day

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95

    'Community' continues to be a persistent theme in political, philosophical and policy debates. The idea of community poses fundamental questions about social inclusion and exclusion, particular versus general interests, identity and belonging. As well as extensive theoretical literature in the social sciences, there is a rich body of social research... more...

  • Membership Based Organizations of the Poorby Martha Chen; Renana Jhabvala; Ravi Kanbur; Carol Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 55.95

    This highly topical volume, with contributions from leading experts in the field, explores a variety of questions about membership based organizations of the poor. Analyzing their success and failure and the internal and external factors that play a part, it uses studies from both developed and developing countries. Put together by a group of prestigious... 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 Sociology of Community Connectionsby John G. Bruhn

    Springer 2007; US$ 49.95

    Community is a key concept in sociology. This book discusses the rationale for community, the varieties of communities, the effect of social change on communities and many other factors of connectedness as the costs for losing it. more...