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This book is intended to help anyone interested in the development of community with the nuts and bolts of community creation, competence, sustenance, and enhancement. The book begins with an overview of tactics, using a case about the location of a homeless shelter in a college town as the lead example, then considers issues of assessment, option development and decision making, mobilization and planning, evaluation and change, and administration and management. The focus throughout is on practical problems. New readings addressing a wide variety of current issues, including an overview of tactics and managing the organizational ecosystem, have been added.
Introduction. John E. Tropman and John L. Erlich. Part One: OVERVIEW OF TACTICS. Michael Betzold. Margaret Sherrard Sherraden and Ellen Fox. Robert J. Chaskin. Alice K. Johnson. Cheryl Hyde. P. Ellen Netting, Peter M. Kettner, and Steven L. McMurtry. Part Two: ASSESSMENT. Larry M. Siegel, C. Clifford Attkisson, and Linda G. Carson. Maria Roberts-DeGennaro. Wynetta Devore and Elfreide Schlesinger. Stephen Burghardt. Part Three: OPTION DEVELOPMENT AND DECISION MAKING. John F. Tropman. Felix G. Rivera and John L. Erlich. Terry Mizrahi and Beth Rosenthal. John E. Tropman and Gersh Morningstar. Part Four: MOBILIZING, PLANNING, AND DEVELOPING. Marie Weil. Warren C. Haggstrom. Robert J. Wineburg. Geoffrey Pawson and Terry Russell. Felix G. Rivera and John L. Erlich. Part Five: EVALUATION AND CHANGE. Robert O. Washington. William C. Birdsall and Roger W. Manela. Eleanor Chelimsky. Bruce A. Thyer. Richard L. Douglass. John Gottman and Robert Clasen. John E. Tropman and Elmer J. Tropman. Barry Checkoway. Robert J. Myers, Peter Ufford, and Mary-Scot Magill. Matthew Nartz and Dick Schoech. Part Six: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT. David M. Austin. John E. Tropman. Roslyn H. Chernesky and Marcia J. Bombyk. Mylon Winn. Henry M. Havassy. Burton J. Cohen and Michael J. Austin. Stephen French Gilson. Frances Westley.