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Community Development in South Wales



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Community Development in South Wales
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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.

Author Biography

The team of editors and authors is led by Steve Clarke of the Centre for Applied Social Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea. His book Social Work as Community Development: A Management Model for Change is in its second edition and he has published extensively in learned journals. Antonina Byatt, Martin Hoban and Derith Powell are community development practitioners working in the south Wales area.
Release date NZ
May 28th, 2002
Edited by Antonina Mendola Edited by Derith Powell Edited by Martin Hoban Edited by Steve Clark
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
University of Wales Press
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