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Community Organizing

Building Social Capital as a Development Strategy

Community Organizing by Ross J. Gittell
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This book provides new insights into an important national community development challenge: how to stimulate the formation of genuinely community-based organizations and effective citizen action in neighborhoods that have not spawned these efforts spontaneously.

Using evaluation research and detailed comparative study of community development activity in three diverse demonstration sites; Little Rock, New Orleans and Palm Beach county, the authors identify key elements of building social capital which strongly affect community development.

SAGE Publications; June 1998
207 pages; ISBN 9781452221212
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Title: Community Organizing
Author: Ross J. Gittell; Avis C. Vidal