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Description - Community Self-Help by Danny Burns

This text explores the dynamics of community self-help in local neighbourhoods. It shows how widespread it is, and argues that it should be considered as the third major sector of social and economic organization (alongside the state and market). Danny Burns, Colin C. Williams and Jan Windebank examine community self-help as a springboard into the mainstream, a complement to it and an alternative. Finally, the book opens out a vision of social organization with self-help and mutual aid at its heart.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333912669
ISBN-10: 0333912667
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 163
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Danny Burns

DANNY BURNS is Professor of Social and Organizational Learning at the University of the West of England and co-director of SOLAR, a research and development team specializing in participatory action research and action inquiry. Before this he worked at the University of Bristol. He has also previously worked as Director of the Tenant Participation Advisory Service for Scotland, and Director of the Decentralization Research and Information Centre.COLIN C. WILLIAMS is Reader in Economic Geography at the University of Leicester, UK.JAN WINDEBANK is Senior Lecturer in French Studies and Associate Fellow of the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC) at the University of Sheffield, UK.

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