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Community Politics and Policy Vol: 7

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09 Mar 2000
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
372 pages - 156 x 234 x 22mm
Research in Politics and Society


This volume represents an attempt to link the theories and research of an interdisciplinary group of urbanists with the practical applications that scholars can help institute in the community. The articles in "Neighbourhood Politics", analyze political forces within local communities and their intersection with policy decisions about economic development. Those in "Community and Identity" examine the ways in which individuals are shaped by and respond to changing economic conditions in their communities. In "Perspectives on Community Issues and Policies" the authors explore the specific cases of child development, education reform and rent control policies as outcomes of contested or problematic community relations. The articles in "Information technology and Community Development" discuss models of community development linked to community networks. In "Institutional Support for Community Building" the authors show how the institutions of religion and higher education have the potential to strengthen local community development. Several of these papers were presented in an earlier form at meetings of the Urban Affairs Association in Toronto, USA (1997) or Fort Worth, USA (1998).
List of contributors. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Changing communities and changing universities: why should we care? What can we do (N. Kleniewski). Neighborhood Politics. The shifting terrain of neighborhood politics (L. Bennett). Community political mobilization and urban governance in comparative perspective (A. DiGaetano). Regional regimes and regional power: defending Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts (J. Gerson, J. Wooding). Community and Identity. Changing communities and contested identities (L. Jezierski). Working-class women and local politics: styles of community organizing (T.L. Haywoode).

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