Interdisciplinary Community Development: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Alice K Johnson Butterfield, Yossi Korazim-Korosy

Published September 6, 2007
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780789032942 - CAT# HW15457

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Interdisciplinary Community Development: International Perspectives is a unique look at the innovations in interdisciplinary community development around the world. International leaders in geography, public policy, administration, social work, education, and public health explore the latest research, programs, and approaches to promote strategies that foster social justice, health, peace building, and others.

This book clearly defines the ambiguous concept of community development, and examines successful strategies and approaches for the betterment of society. Projects highlighting cooperation, collaboration, and the sharing of thoughts and creative ideas are discussed in detail. The volume also offers extensive references, tables, and figures to effectively illustrate ideas and concepts.

Other topics in Interdisciplinary Community Development: International Perspectives include:

  • Key issues in the conceptualization and practice of interdisciplinary community collaboration and development (ICCD)
  • Methods to develop community networks for the promotion of social rights and peace building in the Middle East
  • Approaches for community development in communities with limited economic resources, low-level literacy, and limited access
  • A history of community organization (CO) in India
  • Strategies to develop a coordinated community response system to domestic violence
  • An international university-to-university collaborative project in Nigeria to share knowledge across disciplines
  • Interdisciplinary community practice to promote the development of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Croatia
  • Romania’s Pentru Voi Fundatia as a ’best practice’ model of interdisciplinary community development (ICD)
  • Research to assess the quality of life of residents who have had community development intervention

Interdisciplinary Community Development: International Perspectives is a valuable resource for social workers, organizers, planners, policymakers, and activists.


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