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.
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 Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Work at Queensland University and Research Fellow at Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State.
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
The Rise of Right-wing Populism and Re-thinking a Radical and Pragmatic Community Development Response ~ 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