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on 30 April 2012
This excellent book needs about half an hour of effort, but once in the swing of the writing style the wealth of information is great. Persevere, it is worth it.
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on 28 October 2015
This is an important book, written with passion, and a very clear comittment to empowering people to help themselves.
Asset Based Community Development ABCD is about exactly that.
In a "Social" world this can only grow in importance.
Thank you Margaret, you helped us do some great work with West Midland Police.

If you believe in your community and want to make a difference, - Read this book

Nick Brown, Chairman, Welwyn Hatfield Chamber of Commerce
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on 9 June 2014
Okay, its good but not that good and it introduces the education and planning themes of community development but as a critical approach it doesn't get around to criticising either. If the Freirean generalisation of education being political is true then this is an issue that undermines the title of the book. The repeated disregard for the post-modern challenge places this book in a very limited frame that stops short of an actual critical approach. It also stops short of any exploration of community development's strategic purpose, the developed community as a political goal. The last four chapters are almost completely different from the rest of the book and only offer a vague development of the themes of the first chapters. The radical politics covered have been so depoliticised that a feminist-anti-racist curriculum is, with outliers accepted, is no longer the basis of achieving a developed community. What are the skills needed by women and the BAME community? What is the new Frierian literacy programme? Popular social, commercial and political direct action is radical, participatory democracy is not. This book is worth a look but is erroneous in practice and also weak in execution.
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on 14 March 2013
Great book that gives detailed information on community development in theory and in practice. I bought it along with other titles and have found it to be an invaluable resource for teaching others on the topic.
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on 16 April 2013
This was a present for my daughter who is studying Community and Youth Affairs. She was absolutely delighted with it and found it very useful.
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on 16 December 2015
got on time and it was in good condition helpful if you work in youth work, community work or even working with church give you good ideas what to do and how to work with diffenret group plus make you think
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on 16 March 2014
Totally satisfied with this book and the seller. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. Great resource and fact filled.
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on 15 October 2014
Very happy with the product.
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on 9 June 2015
well pleased
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on 15 July 2014
great book
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