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Rethinking Community Development

Series editors: Mae Shaw, University of Edinburgh, UK, Rosie R. Meade, University College Cork, Ireland, and Sarah Banks, University of Durham, UK. 

Rethinking Community Development is an international book series that offers the opportunity for a critical re-evaluation of community development – to rethink what community development means in theory and practice. It is intended to draw together international, cross-generational and cross-disciplinary perspectives. Contextual specificity will be used as a lens through which to explore the localised consequences of wider, global processes.

Books in the series are designed to:

  • provide an international perspective on contemporary Community Development
  • stimulate policy debate amongst a range of established and upcoming authors
  • encourage practitioners to engage more critically with their work
  • include contributions from a range of geographical contexts and academic disciplines
  • theorise issues and practices in a way that will encourage diverse audiences to rethink the potential of community development

These books will be essential reading for academics, upper level undergraduate and graduate level students in Community Development and related disciplines, including Geography, Social Policy, Sociology and other related fields. The series will also appeal to practitioners and policy makers looking to explore the tensions between policy imperatives and the interests and demands of communities at grass roots level.

Would you like to make a timely and original contribution to the community development literature?
Find out more about the series, including how to submit your idea for a new title, here (PDF)

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