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Description - Deliberations in Community Development by J. Peter Rothe

Community development has become the new buzz in the social and health sciences. Although community development has been an important subject for deliberation and study for several decades, within the past ten years or so it has become politically correct and even fashionable to include mention of community development in government parlance, economic planning, social work, public health debates and liberal arts discourse. Whereas most texts on community development make only brief reference to the importance of theory, thereafter quickly dispensing with it, in this book, the approach taken to community development positions itself against that trend. The issues raised in the chapters of this book offer us alternative ways of looking at the familiar. This book inform us that community development is a complex conundrum of definitions, ideas, ideologies, interests, data, participants and locations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781612096292
ISBN-10: 1612096298
Format: Hardback
(180mm x 260mm x mm)
Pages: 326
Imprint: Nova Science Publishers Inc
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 26-Jan-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J. Peter Rothe

A widely published scholar, Peter Rothe has a rich background in analysing the social behavior engaged in risk, safety and injury. He has directed major qualitative research studies in a variety of fields and is a Senior Research Associate and Assistant Professor with the Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research at the University of Alberta.

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