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Democracy in Action

Democracy in Action Author Kristina Smock
ISBN-10 0231126727
Release 2004
Pages 288
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In cities across the US, grass-roots organizations are working to revitalize popular participation in disenfranchised communities by bringing ordinary people into public life. This book examines the techniques used to achieve these goals.



Faith Rooted Organizing

Faith Rooted Organizing Author Rev. Alexia Salvatierra
ISBN-10 9780830864690
Release 2014-01-06
Pages 208
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With so many injustices, small and great, across the world and right at our doorstep, what are people of faith to do? Since the 1930s, organizing movements for social justice in the U.S. have largely been built on assumptions that are secular origin—such as reliance on self-interest and having a common enemy as a motivator for change. But what if Christians were to shape their organizing around the implications of the truth that God is real and Jesus is risen? Alexia Salvatierra has developed a model of social action that is rooted in the values and convictions born of faith. Together with theologian Peter Heltzel, this model of "faith-rooted organizing" offers a path to meaningful social change that takes seriously the command to love God and to love our neighbor as ourself.



Resurrecting Democracy

Resurrecting Democracy Author Luke Bretherton
ISBN-10 9781316194508
Release 2014-12-22
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Through a case study of community organizing in the global city of London and an examination of the legacy of Saul Alinsky around the world, this book develops a constructive account of the relationship between religious diversity, democratic citizenship, and economic and political accountability. Based on an in-depth, ethnographic study, Part I identifies and depicts a consociational, populist and post-secular vision of democratic citizenship by reflecting on the different strands of thought and practice that feed into and help constitute community organizing. Particular attention is given to how organizing mediates the relationship between Christianity, Islam and Judaism and those without a religious commitment in order to forge a common life. Part II then unpacks the implications of this vision for how we respond to the spheres in which citizenship is enacted, namely, civil society, the sovereign nation-state, and the globalized economy. Overall, the book outlines a way of re-imagining democracy, developing innovative public policy, and addressing poverty in the contemporary context.



Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations

Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations Author Ram A. Cnaan
ISBN-10 0387757295
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 436
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Although the way associations and the organization of local social life are intertwined is one of the oldest approaches to community study, the way citizens and residents come together informally to act and solve problems has rarely been a primary focus. Associations are central to important and developing areas of social theory and social action. This handbook takes voluntary associations as the starting point for making sense of communities. It offers a new perspective on voluntary organizations and gives an integrated, yet diverse, theoretical understanding of this important aspect of community life.



Transforming Power

Transforming Power Author Robert Linthicum
ISBN-10 0830832289
Release 2003-09-09
Pages 216
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Based on a thorough exploration of Scripture and decades of real-world experience, Robert Linthicum's model of relational power provides sound, practical strategies for changing individuals, communities, structures and systems.



Interpersonal Social Work Skills for Community Practice

Interpersonal Social Work Skills for Community Practice Author Donna Hardina, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826108128
Release 2012-07-23
Pages 512
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"Specifically dedicated to the skills that social workers need to advance community practice, this creative book is long overdue. Grounded in the wisdom and evidence of well-honed interpersonal social work skills...Donna Hardina's new text takes community practice to a higher level than ever before developed in book form; indeed she displays the most thorough understanding of research on community practice that I have read in any community practice text."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Community organization has been a major component of social work practice since the late 19th century. It requires a diverse set of abilities, interpersonal skills being among the most important. This textbook describes the essential interpersonal skills that social workers need in community practice and helps students cultivate them. Drawing from empirical literature on community social work practice and the authorís own experience working with community organizers, the book focuses on developing the macro-level skills that are especially useful for community organizing. It covers relationship-building, interviewing, recruitment, community assessment, facilitating group decision-making and task planning, creating successful interventions, working with organizations, and program evaluation, along with examples of specific applications. For clarity and ease of use, the author employs a framework drawn from a variety of community practice models, including social action and social planning, transformative/popular education and community development approaches, and multicultural and feminist approaches. The text is linked to the competencies outlined in the Council of Social Work Educationís (2008) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), as well as ethics and values identified in the National Association of Social Workersí (NASW) Code of Ethics, and the International Federation of Social Workersí statement of ethical principles. Most chapters begin with a quote from a community organizer explaining how interpersonal skills are used in practice, and student exercises conclude each chapter. The text also addresses other important skills such as legislative advocacy, lobbying, and supervision. Key Features: Describes the essential skills social workers need in community practice and how to acquire them Includes examples of specific applications drawn from empirical literature and the authorís experience working with community organizers Grounded in social justice, strengths-based, and human rights perspectives Linked to competencies outlined in EPAS and values identified in the NASW Code of Ethics Based on a variety of community practice models



Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican Or Democrat

Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican   Or Democrat Author Lisa Sharon Harper
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019867727
Release 2008
Pages 242
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A leader of the new generation of progressive evangelicals reclaims her faith from partisan politics, in this debut book in the acclaimed Does Not Equal series.



The Organization of Hope

The Organization of Hope Author Howell S. Baum
ISBN-10 0791431932
Release 1997
Pages 318
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Analyzes the future of urban communities and presents models for community planning, taking into account different classes, ethnicities, and cultures.



Rules for Radicals

Rules for Radicals Author Saul Alinsky
ISBN-10 0307756890
Release 2010-06-30
Pages 224
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First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Transforming the City

Transforming the City Author Marion Orr
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002670615
Release 2007
Pages 281
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A path-breaking book--the first to examine the evolution of community organizing in U.S. cities. While embracing mobilization, the contributors acknowledge the challenges inherent in globalization and the norms and values that shape contemporary American culture. Still, they reaffirm that community organizing has an important role to play as part of a broader progressive movement.



United States Government

United States Government Author Richard C. Remy
ISBN-10 0078239079
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 898
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FEATURING COAUTHORSHIP BY CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY Thanks to the partnership between Glencoe and Congressional Quarterly, this program provides a " behind-the-scenes" look at Washington never before available in any government program.



Youth Led Community Organizing

Youth Led Community Organizing Author Melvin Delgado
ISBN-10 9780195182767
Release 2008
Pages 258
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Youth-led organizing is increasingly receiving attention from scholars, activists, and the media. Delgado and Staples have produced the first comprehensive study of this dynamic field. Their well-organized book takes an important step toward bridging the gap between academic knowledge and community practice in this growing area.



Transforming the City

Transforming the City Author Marion Orr
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002670615
Release 2007
Pages 281
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A path-breaking book--the first to examine the evolution of community organizing in U.S. cities. While embracing mobilization, the contributors acknowledge the challenges inherent in globalization and the norms and values that shape contemporary American culture. Still, they reaffirm that community organizing has an important role to play as part of a broader progressive movement.



Community as Urban Practice

Community as Urban Practice Author Talja Blokland
ISBN-10 9781509504855
Release 2017-05-11
Pages 200
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Community is a central idea in urban studies but remains conceptually vague and empirically difficult to work with. Building on existing theories of community, Talja Blokland offers an important contribution to defining and understanding this key theme. Blokland argues that there has been too much focus on community as a stable construct, formed by durable relationships with kin, friends, social groups or neighbours. She draws attention to the non-durable, fluid encounters that constitute community, theorizing communities as shared urban practices in a globalizing world. The book proposes two core ways of thinking about community: the dimension of familiarity, defined by our ability to construct identities, and the dimension of access, defined by our freedom to enter and leave urban spaces. These dimensions form various urban configurations which enable us to experience and practise community in diverse ways. As this book maintains, community is after all an urban practice, not a fixed state of affairs.



Mobilizing Hope

Mobilizing Hope Author Adam Taylor
ISBN-10 9780830868025
Release 2010-09-03
Pages 239
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Martin Luther King Jr. read the words of the apostle Paul to the church in Rome—"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind"—as a call not to retreat from the world but to lead the world into the kingdom of God, where peace and justice reign. In King's day the presenting problem was entrenched racism; the movement of God was a revolution in civil rights and human dignity. Now Adam Taylor draws insights from that movement to the present, where the burden of the world is different but the need is the same. Jim Wallis writes in the foreword, Mobilizing Hope "is a story of how Adam and many of his cohorts are shaping the next strategies for faith-based social change; a theology for social justice; a spirituality for young activists; a handbook for those who want to experiment with activism and search out their own vocation in the world; and a strategy manual that draws lessons from past movements for change." See what today's transformed nonconformists are doing at home and abroad to keep in step with the God of justice and love, and find ways you can join the new nonconformists in an activism of hope.



Acting Civically

Acting Civically Author Susan A. Ostrander
ISBN-10 1584656611
Release 2007
Pages 208
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New multidisciplinary scholarship on civic engagement in America



City schools

City schools Author Robert Rothman
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017053270
Release 2007-05-31
Pages 245
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City schools has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from City schools also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full City schools book for free.