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  • Smart Communitiesby Suzanne W. Morse

    Wiley 2014; US$ 60.00

    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...

  • Beyond Individualismby George Rupp

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In many places around the globe, relations between ethnic and religious groups that once coexisted more or less amicably are now fraught with aggression and violence. This troubling trend has profound international implications, threatening efforts to protect the Earth?s ecosystem and narrow the gap between rich and poor. Underscoring the need for... 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 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 Troublemaker's Teapartyby Charles Dobson

    New Society Publishers 2003; US$ 17.99

    A wholesome manual for raising hell! more...

  • Creative Community Organizingby Si Kahn; Angela Davis

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2010; US$ 17.95

    Privatization has been on the right-wing agenda for years. Health care, schools, Social Security, public lands, the military, prisons?all are considered fair game. Through stories, analysis, impassioned argument?even song lyrics?Si Kahn and Elizabeth Minnich show that corporations are, by their very nature, unable to fulfill effectively what have... more...

  • The Competent Public Sphereby John Michael Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    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...