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The Resource Community organizing : building social capital as a development strategy, Ross Gittell and Avis Vidal

Community organizing : building social capital as a development strategy, Ross Gittell and Avis Vidal

Label
Community organizing : building social capital as a development strategy
Title
Community organizing
Title remainder
building social capital as a development strategy
Statement of responsibility
Ross Gittell and Avis Vidal
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Community Organizing provides new insight into an important national challenge--how to stimulate the formation of genuinely community-based organizations and effective citizen action in neighborhoods that have not spawned these efforts spontaneously. Since Robert Putnam's identification of the role of social capital in regional governance and economic development, there has been a virtual industry of interest and action created around the implications of his findings for the development of low-income communities. Yet, there remains a paucity of detailed empirical effort testing and refining his ideas. This book attempts to fill this gap. Community Organizing distills lessons form a national demonstration program that employed a novel approach to community organizing--consensus organizing. Consensus organizing enhances social capital, both by building stronger internal ties and capacity in low-income communities and by fostering new relations (bridges) among residents of low-income communities and larger metropolitan area support communities. Using evaluation research and detailed comparative study of community development activity in three diverse demonstration sites, Ross Gittell and Avis Vidal identify key elements necessary for building capital, which in turn strongly affect community development: comprehension of community development, credibility of effort and participants, confidence, competence, and constructive critiques of efforts. Other elements are more relevant to program management and implementation and include communication among participants, congruence of program effort, management of inherent contradiction, and adjusting implementation to reflect local context
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Gittell, Ross J.
Dewey number
307.1/4/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.C6
LC item number
G57 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Vidal, Avis
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  • Community development
  • Community development corporations
  • Community organization
  • Social capital (Sociology)
  • Community development corporations
  • Community organization
Label
Community organizing : building social capital as a development strategy, Ross Gittell and Avis Vidal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social capital and networks in community development : framing the LISC demonstration -- A social capital perspective on community development practice -- Getting off to a good start : positioning the program in the field -- Organizing CDC's and developing indigenous leadership -- Building relationships with the private sector -- Transition and its consequences -- Lessons : building social capital
Control code
38200385
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 196 pages
Isbn
9780803957916
Lccn
97045463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Community organizing : building social capital as a development strategy, Ross Gittell and Avis Vidal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social capital and networks in community development : framing the LISC demonstration -- A social capital perspective on community development practice -- Getting off to a good start : positioning the program in the field -- Organizing CDC's and developing indigenous leadership -- Building relationships with the private sector -- Transition and its consequences -- Lessons : building social capital
Control code
38200385
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 196 pages
Isbn
9780803957916
Lccn
97045463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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