New Book: Organizing for Community Controlled Development

Posted by on December 5, 2003

[posted from LISC e-newsletter]

>> Organizing for Community Controlled Development: Renewing Civil Society

Patricia Watkins Murphy & James V. Cunningham – 360 pages Sage Publications

Synopsis: The book presents a comprehensive model of neighborhood development that is grounded in residents taking action. The authors propose a detailed model for analyzing communities, organizing volunteers, and claiming resources. They examine effective ways to implement community regeneration activities, emphasizing the widespread inclusion of those residents impacted by community development decisions a crucial component for success. The authors provide the ?how to? advice to ensure quality community life, including: proven techniques for recruitment, planning, fundraising and leadership growth; community analysis and decision-making procedures; and cutting-edge case studies. Learn more and order Organizing for Community Controlled Development by visiting the Sage Publications website (

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