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Asset Based Community Development (ABCD): Looking Back to Look Forward: In conversation with John McKnight about the intellectual and practical heritage of ABCD and its place in the world today.
     

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD): Looking Back to Look Forward: In conversation with John McKnight about the intellectual and practical heritage of ABCD and its place in the world today.

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by Cormac Russell
 

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), Looking Back to Look Forward is a prelude to a longer book. It is framed as a conversation between Cormac Russell, who is a leader in the Asset Based Movement in Europe, and Director of ABCD Europe and Professor John McKnight the Co-Director of the ABCD Institute. This book provides a detailed background to Asset Based

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Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), Looking Back to Look Forward is a prelude to a longer book. It is framed as a conversation between Cormac Russell, who is a leader in the Asset Based Movement in Europe, and Director of ABCD Europe and Professor John McKnight the Co-Director of the ABCD Institute. This book provides a detailed background to Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), with a particular emphasis on the contributions of the people, such as Illich, Alinsky, Mendelsohn, Miller, Snow, Block and others, who have been most influential in shaping the conceptual framework and practice of this approach. It also provides a deep insight into Professor John McKnight's (one of the originators, and the most central figure in ABCD alongside Professor Jody Kretzmann) thinking on society and community. It offers a wealth of commentary on the challenges facing society and community, what needs to change, and how we might go about it.This publication is therefore a must read for anybody interested in social policy and community development. It will be of particular interest to those seeking to gain a deep, well informed and rounded understanding of Asset Based Community Development from its beginning to the current day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781783017461
Publisher:
Cormac Russell
Publication date:
06/12/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Cormac Russell is an internationally renowned thought leader, trainer and speaker in Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD). He has published extensively in professional journals on Asset-Based approaches to Probation, Ageing Well, Community Housing, Community Development in the Global South and Disability. Cormac is the Managing Director of Nurture Development, an ABCD training, research and consultancy organization that has worked worldwide with Governments, NGOs, and Communities since 1996. He is also as faculty member of the ABCD Institute, Northwestern University, Illinois, and Director of ABCD Europe. Cormac -a long time friend and collaborator with Professor John McKnight – is passionate about curating the ‘back-story’ of Asset-Based Community Development and the next chapter. This is the first in a series of books he is authoring on the subject. Cormac is father to five boys, and is married to Colleen. Their family home is in Dublin, but they are currently spending a year as a family in Gloucestershire. Over the course of the last twenty of years, Cormac has supported the establishment of over 30 ABCD learning sites in Rwanda, South Sudan, Kenya, Canada, Sweden, Ireland and the UK. He is driven by a passionate belief in the importance of localism, economic and environmental sovereignty, and is a strong advocate for the protection of indigenous living and social justice.

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