Community Organizing and Development Fourth Edition Herbert J. Rubin, Northern Illinois University Irene S. Rubin, Northern Illinois University Overview The text provides a comprehensive introduction to the wide variety of approaches that guide social change, social activism, and community-building work. Community Organizing and Development links various theories of organizing to the techniques and tactics of practice. It is vividly illustrated using real-life practice examples. New to This Edition A largely rewritten revision emphasizing community empowerment (Part II), organizing within multicultural communities, and reflecting new theories and strategies of community organizing. A new chapter on support organizations that help community groups (Chapter 19), greatly revised chapters on community development and social production (Part VI), and a description of the importance of social capital in communities (Chapter 5). A clear demonstration of the importance of state and national coalitions advocacy organizations and networks in helping local organizations push for social changes. Introduction of the Progressive Organizing Model, which explicitly links values to social actions and provides an integrative theme for the entire text.Irene S. Rubin is the author of 'Community Organizing and Development (4th Edition)', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205408139 and ISBN 0205408133.[read more]
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