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Community Organizing
Building Social Capital as a Development Strategy


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June 1998 | 206 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book provides new insights into an important national community development challenge: how to stimulate the formation of genuinely community-based organizations and effective citizen action in neighbourhoods that have not spawned these efforts spontaneously.

Using evaluation research and detailed comparative study of community development activity in three diverse demonstration sites; Little Rock, New Orleans and Palm Beach county, the authors identify key elements of building social capital which strongly affect community development.

 
Introduction
 
Social Capital and Networks in Community Development
Framing the LISC Demonstration

 
 
A Social Capital Perspective on Community Development Practice
 
Getting off to a Good Start
Positioning the Program in the Field

 
 
Organizing CDCs and Developing Indigenous Leadership
 
Building Relationships with the Private Sector
 
Transition and its Consequences
 
Lessons
Building Social Capital

 

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Ross J. Gittell

Ross Gittell is the James R. Carter Professor at the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business and Economics. His scholarly focus involves applying economic and management theory to economic development issues. He received his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University. He is the author of two books, Renewing Cities and Community Organizing: Building Social Capital as a Development Strategy, and over 75 academic articles. He has published in a variety of academic journals, including the New England Economic Review, Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Regional Studies, National... More About Author

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