- May 2002 · 288pages · 216x138mm
- ·Paperback - 9780708317341
- · eBook - pdf - 9781417514939
Over the last few years there has been a revival of interest in community development work as an approach to tackling problems of disaffection and disadvantage within south Wales. However, the history of community development, and its particular approach to social change in south Wales over the past thirty years has largely escaped serious documentation. This volume provides a comprehensive overview setting community development work in south Wales in its historical context, as well as offering definitions of community development, the role of the practitioner and on values and issues in community development work. Detailed case studies from practitioners illustrate the search for a specifically Welsh model of community development practice, while the volume concludes with a discussion of the implications of past experience for future practice.
'A timely publication that will be useful to the growing band of workers in Wales who are concerned to influence both Welsh policy - making and community regeneration practice'. John Rose, Wales Youth Agency 'This is an important book. With refreshing honesty, the four contributing editors and six other contributors share their wealth of community development experience in south Wales and in doing so impress the reader with their commitment and compassion...This volume should be required reading for Assembly Members, local councillors and local authority professionals.' www .gwales.com