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Community Development in Ireland: Theory, Policy and Practice

Community Development in Ireland: Theory, Policy and Practice

Dr Ashling Jackson and Dr Colm O’Doherty

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With particular reference to the effects of social and economic policies this new textbook introduces the theories and practices of community development in Ireland.

Written for undergraduate and postgraduate students of:

  • Youth and Community Studies
  • Community Developmentand Education
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Rural Development
  • Social Work
  • Social Studies
  • Social Science
  • Applied Social Care
  • Social Care Practice
  • This practical exploration of community development in Ireland ensures the reader will:
    • understand community and social change in Ireland;
    • recognise and value community development as a powerful force for social change in Ireland;
    • critically appraise the policy environment influencing community development and the interrelationship between policy and practice;
    • utilise the knowledge and skills necessary for effective and sustainable community development;
    • determine current issues and challenges in this area and offer effective solutions to address these issues and challenges.
  • Reflects the current theoretical conceptualisations, the latest policy implications, models of best practice and frameworks that are currently shaping community development projects and programmes in Ireland.
  • Includes case studies that showcase examples of positive community development and bring a practical and insightful dimension to this text.
  • Contains contributions from leading academics, practitioners and community groups in Ireland.

Additional Information

Author Dr Ashling Jackson and Dr Colm O’Doherty
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 28 Mar 2012
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717149742

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