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Strategies of Community Intervention / Edition 7

Strategies of Community Intervention / Edition 7

by Jack Rothman
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This volume takes a broad view of community organization, viewing it as a rich and diverse field of practice that includes policy analysis and development, program planning, administration, evaluation, and resource development and allocation. The Sixth Edition emphasizes strategic and tactical considerations in community change. It treats social planning and policy initiatives, neighborhood-based citizen and empowerment approaches, and advocacy-oriented social action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578790715
Publisher: Eddie Bowers Publishing Co.
Publication date: 01/30/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Editionxi
Part 1.Parameters Of Intervention
1.Approaches to Community Intervention27
2.A History of Community Organizing Since the Civil War with Special Reference to Oppressed Communities65
3.Political Economy and Public Life: The Context for Community Organizing100
Arenas of Intervention
4.Understanding American Communities118
5.Organizations: Organizations as Polities: An Analysis of Community Organization Agencies133
6.The Small Group in Community Organization Practice144
Core Elements of Practice
7.Community Problem Solving: A Guide to Practice with Comments151
8.Generic Social Work Skills in Social Administration: The Example of Persuasion167
9.Pressuring Methods Used by Groups177
Macro Relationships to Micro Practice
10.Integrated Practice: A Framework for Problem Solving200
11.Working with Women of Color: An Empowerment Perspective209
12.Clinical Social Work's Contribution to a Social Justice Perspective217
Part 2.Strategies
Locality Development
13.Locality Development and the Building of Community251
14.Needs Assessment and Community Development: An Ideological Perspective267
15.Serving Oppressed Communities: The Self-Help Approach278
16.Community Organizing Among the Elderly Poor in San Francisco's Tenderloin District285
Social Planning Policy
17.Planning and Policy Practice298
18.Windows of Opportunity: When and How Can the Policy Analyst Influence the Policymaker During the Policy Process312
19.National Mandates and Local Nonprofits: Shaping a Local Delivery System of HIV/AIDS Services329
20.Launching a Family-Centered, Neighborhood-Based Human Services System: Lessons from Working the Hallways and Street Corners337
Social Action
21.Social Action Community Organization: Proliferation, Persistence, Roots, and Prospects350
22.The Tactics of Organization Building364
23.Agency Under Attack: The Risks, Demands, and Rewards of Community Activism380
24.Mobile Home Park Lot "Rent Control": A Successful Rural Legislative Campaign394
Part 3.Administration And Management
25.Strategic Administration of Nonprofit Human Service Organizations: A Model for Executive Success in Turbulent Times414
26.Leadership in the Managed Care Era: Challenges, Conflict, Ambivalence428
27.Walking the Line Between Capacity and Constraint: Feminist Social Work in a Conservative Era441
28.Program Development456
AppendixInternet Resources478
Name Index479
Subject Index489

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