Community Development and Civil Society: Making Connections in the European Context

Community Development and Civil Society: Making Connections in the European Context

by Paul Henderson, Ilona Vercseg

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ISBN-13: 9781861349699
Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Paul Henderson, Community Development Consultant and Ilona Vercseg, Research Fellow (Community Development), Hungarian Association For Community Development

Table of Contents

Foreword Attila Gergely vii

Acknowledgements ix

1 Introduction 1

Origins 2

Readership 5

Structure 7

2 Civil society 11

Introduction 11

Definitions and disagreements 15

Civil society and community 18

Connecting community development and civil society 23

3 Community development 29

Core themes 30

Origins and growth 34

Western Europe 35

Central and eastern Europe 36

North America 40

Southern countries 42

4 Socialisation 45

Community development and community-based learning 46

Local curricula 47

Active citizenship 51

Community schools and community education 53

Eco-schools 54

Community life and democracy 55

Conclusion 57

5 Economic wealth 61

Types of community economic development 63

Central and eastern Europe 65

Case studies 66

Implications for community development 69

Social entrepreneurs 72

Asset-based community development 74

Underlying theories 77

Conclusion 80

6 Social participation 83

Participation and community development 84

Changing language 86

Community development and social capital 87

Hungarian context 88

Social inclusion 93

Conclusion 95

7 Social control 97

Punishment and community 98

Communities and social control 101

Towards a model 107

Social control in the Hungarian context 113

8 Mutual support and solidarity 119

Context 120

Case studies 123

Guiding principles 128

9 The potential of community development 135

A Hungarian perspective 135

A UK perspective 147

Commonalities and differences 155

10 Learning and support 157

Hungary 157

UK 166

A European perspective 170

Conclusion 172

11 Conclusion 175

Contribution of community development to civil society 175

The profession 180

Communities 181

Civil society 183

Future scenarios for community development 184

References 191

Index 201

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