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Community Organizing and Development (4th Edition)

Community Organizing and Development (4th Edition)
Author: Herbert J. Rubin - Irene S. Rubin
ISBN 13: 9780205408139
ISBN 10: 205408133
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Pearson / Allyn and Bacon
Publication Date: 2007-03-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $164.60

This revised edition of a well-known and widely used text in community organizing and development fully examines the broad and changing political and social settings that influence actions; while portraying the infra-structure of social change — the knowledge, personnel, and organizations — that enable such work to be successfully accomplished.

The text brings together the practicalities of organizing and development — fund raising, working out news releases, running an organization, orchestrating political actions, academic knowledge — and explains why various approaches work; as well as the values and ideologies that guide what is to be done. It provides the foundations of organizing and development work and then describes how activists — through following either a social confrontation model or an economic and social production approach — can respond to economic and social problems.