Working with people, community development.

THE AIM OF THIS FRAMEWORK is to provide a basis for working with people, not only on issues of local concern but also when developing wider programmes and policies. All too often external experts seem to have more influence over change in communities and the development of policies and priorities. The result is a development … Continue reading Working with people, community development.

Paper: Theorizing Community Development -Jnanabrata Bhattacharyya

Abstract: "This paper attempts a parsimonious definition of community development. It proposes that the purpose of community development is the pursuit of solidarity and agency by adhering to the principles of self-help, felt needs and participation. The erosion of solidarity and agency has been a historic process, connected particularly to the rise of industrial capitalism, … Continue reading Paper: Theorizing Community Development -Jnanabrata Bhattacharyya