Using international perspectives and case studies, this book discusses the relationships between community development and populism in the context of today’s widespread crisis of democracy.
It investigates the development, meanings and manifestations of contemporary forms of populism and explores the synergies and contradictions between the values and practices of populism and community development.
Contributors examine the ways that the ascendancy of right-wing populist politics is influencing the landscapes within which community development is located and they offer new insights on how the field can understand and respond to the challenges of populism.
"It is hard to do justice to such an important book dealing with the complex issues behind Populism’s threat to democracy and the challenge of community development to respond." Jenny Onyx, University Technology Sydney
"Liberal democracy and community development are under intense pressure by right-wing populism with its shifting contexts. Kenny, Ife and Westoby deftly navigate this complex terrain by presenting much needed perspectives for confronting challenges and moving society forward." Rhonda Phillips, Purdue University
Sue Kenny is Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University.
Jim Ife is a Professor of Social Work at Western Sydney University.
Peter Westoby is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Queensland University, a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Development Support at the University of the Free State and a Director with Community Praxis Co-operative.
Introductory Overview ~ Sue Kenny, Jim Ife and Peter Westoby
Part One: Framing the Challenges
The Challenges of Populism ~ Sue Kenny
Right-wing Populism and Community Development: Beyond Modernity and Liberal Democracy ~ Jim Ife
A Radical Community Development Response to Right-Wing Populism ~ Peter Westoby
Community Development and Popular Education in Populist Times ~ Marjorie Mayo
Social-media-weaponised Populism and Community Development ~ Jacques Boulet
Alinsky Revisited: ‘Rubbing Raw the Resentments of the People’ ~ Peter Szynka
Part Two: Populism and Community Development in Different Contexts
From Inclusionary to Exclusionary Populism in the Transformation of U.S. Community Development ~ Randy Stoecker and Benny Witkovsky
Populism and Environmental (In)justice in Latin America ~ Marcelo Lopes de Souza
Populist Politics and Democracy in the UK: Implications for Community Development ~ Keith Popple
Community Engagement Policies in the Era of Populism: Finland ~ Suvi Aho, Juha Hämäläinen and Arto Salonen
Populism and Community Organising in Hong Kong ~ Fung, Kwok-kin, Hung, Suet-lin, Lau, Siu-mei, Wong, King-lai, Chan, Yu Cheung
Community Development as Counter-hegemony ~ Andie Reynolds
Religion and Populism: The Aksi 212 Movement in Indonesia ~ Ismet Fanany and Rebecca Fanany