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 neighborhoods 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.
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About the Author
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 Ph D 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 inavariety ofacademic journals, including the New England Economic Review, Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Regional Studies, National Civic Review, and Journal of Entrepreneurial and Small Business Finance.
Table of Contents
IntroductionSocial Capital and Networks in Community Development Framing the LISC DemonstrationA Social Capital Perspective on Community Development PracticeGetting off to a Good Start Positioning the Program in the FieldOrganizing CDCs and Developing Indigenous LeadershipBuilding Relationships with the Private SectorTransition and its ConsequencesLessons Building Social Capital