by Jan O’Malley
A new printed edition, with a new foreword by Jan O’Malley, will be available to buy shortly.
First published in 1977, The Politics of Community Action focuses on community struggles in a small neighbourhood in West London over a period of eight years from 1966 to 1974. So, 50 years on, is it still relevant?
Today, similar struggles are going on in London against major regeneration schemes driven by local councils which will have the same effect of driving out many of the original inhabitants as rents in the new properties will be higher and the leaseholders will be scattered.