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ISBN-10 0205614019ISBN-13 9780205614011
ISBN-10 0205408133ISBN-13 9780205408139
Author(s): Herbert J. Rubin; Irene S. Rubin
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2008 Pages: 464

This revised edition of a well-known and widely used text in community organizing and development fully examines the broad and changing political and social settings that influence actions; while portraying the infra-structure of social change -- the knowledge, personnel, and organizations -- that enable such work to be successfully accomplished.  

The text brings together the practicalities of  organizing and development -- fund raising, working out news releases, running an organization, orchestrating political actions, academic knowledge -- and explains why various approaches work; as well as the values and ideologies that guide what is to be done.  It provides the foundations of organizing and development work and then describes how activists -- through following either a social confrontation model or an economic and social production approach -- can respond to economic and social problems.