Community Power and Empowerment (häftad)
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Community Power and Empowerment (häftad)

Community Power and Empowerment

Häftad Engelska, 2019-02-28
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Community Power and Empowerment synthesizes research and practice on the topics of community power and empowerment, and by doing so address key questions in the practice community psychology and related fields. The first section of the book will provide foundational information on community power and empowerment; the second, roles played by human development and organizational development in social change, and how empowerment relates to health. The book
guides readers in designing empowering practices and interventions, as well as programs of research and evaluation.
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Gordon Whitman, author of Stand Up! How to Get Involved, Speak Out, and Win in World on Fire The research that Brian Christens and his colleagues have done on what brings people into social change, keeps them involved, and propels them to leadership has profound implications for democracy. Community Power and Empowerment is a roadmap for building better organizations. This is rigorous scholarship with practical wisdom for anyone involved in promoting civic participation and political change. It's long past time that these insights into the
ingredients that make some organizations more successful than others were available to a wider audience.

F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, MPH, Dean and Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University This book is an indispensable reference for anyone working in community development. For public and community health professionals in particular, it is increasingly clear that community leadership is essential for addressing the most pressing issues affecting population health. In this rigorous text, Professor Christens offers the theoretical foundations for community empowerment work. In addition, the book offers concrete research and action plans for practitioners
interested in working with communities empowered to identify local solutions to reduce inequities and increase social justice and population well-being.

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Brian D. Christens is Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. He studies processes that enhance people's and organizations' ability to take action to alter power structures and benefit their communities.


Series Foreword by Nicole E. Allen and Bradley Olson Foreword by Isaac Prilleltensky Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Community Power Chapter 3: The Rise of Empowerment Chapter 4: Human Development Chapter 5: Organizational Development Chapter 6: Community Development Chapter 7: Health and Well-being Chapter 8: Designing Research and Action Chapter 9: Conclusion About the Author Index