Community Development in Theory


352 pages | Paperback


ISBN: 978 0 85124 7304



and Practice: An International Reader
Edited by Gary Craig, Keith Popple and Mae Shaw

Since its establishment in 1966, the Community Development Journal has maintained its position as the leading international journal for practitioners, academics and policy-makers across the world. To celebrate its fortieth anniversary, the CDJ’s Editorial Board commissioned three highly experienced members, two of them former editors, to bring together a representative sample of the best writing from the Journal. The thirty chapters in this volume, including an entirely new introductory contextual essay, are drawn from every corner of the world, demonstrating the richness and diversity of community development theory and practice. Despite this diversity, the changing foci of community development and the varying contexts in which it is practised, the chapters all reflect the commitment of community development theorists and practitioners to engage critically with the key values of social justice — equality, fairness, participatory development and respect for difference. This book will become a key text for those concerned with implementing these values in practice.

Sue Kenny – Community Development Journal, vol 45, no 1, January 2010