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Part I Debating development

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Part II Development challenges

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31 three The nature of development work This chapter begins with an account of community development that defines it as a form of state intervention. While the overall focus is wider than community development per se, including a wider range of professionals with a ‘development’ brief, the history of community development has relevance for a critical understanding of the roots and inherent tensions of public policies towards community engagement and community capacity building. As the chapter demonstrates, community development approaches have been applied

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29 THREE Community development Community development has always been vulnerable to criticism that it is a term that is both vague and pretentious – claiming too much. Let us begin by taking two examples of how community development tackles local issues: • A community association based in an urban neighbourhood negotiates with the local authority to have a local refuse tip closed because of evidence of leaking gases. The tip is filled in, grassed over and becomes a small environmental park. It is owned by the local authority but is maintained and serviced

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1 ONE international development and population ageing Population ageing is unprecedented, without parallel in the history of humanity…. Population ageing is pervasive, a global phenomenon affecting every man, woman and child…. Population ageing is profound, having major consequences and implications for all facets of human life. (United Nations Population Division, 2002: xxviii) introduction Population ageing is now recognised as a major issue for international development; at the same time, processes associated with development strongly influence how

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61 THREE older people, pensions and development introduction Judging by the outputs of academics, policy makers and NGOs, pensions are by far the most important issue affecting the lives of older people in the developing world. For example, between 1984 and 2004, the World Bank issued over 200 loans and 350 papers on pension policy, but provided no loans or papers for other projects explicitly concerned with older people (Bretton Woods Project, 2006). This focus on pensions has dwarfed the amount of attention paid to issues such as health policy or the

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129 CHAPTER THREE The politics of development Chapter One concluded that the concept of the developmental state, despite its alleged shortcomings, may still be considered a useful tool in addressing inadequate developmental dynamics in some poor countries. The concept itself will still be applicable as long as the globalisation process requires significant corrections in order to achieve more equitable development and as long as disguised interventionist forces shape the global economy. Moreover, when the neo-liberal economic ideology has been discredited

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93 SEVEN Where is community development today? Colleagues have suggested to me that community development has arrived at the policy table. Interviews with experienced practitioners and observation of current practice suggests that it is the importance of ‘community’ to the New Labour government that has arrived and not that of community development. It is the newer categories of ‘community engagement’ and ‘community empowerment’ that underpin the 2006 local government White Paper (CLG, 2006) and not that of community development. So what is community

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By the end of the 1980s, confidence in economic growth as the engine of development – a mechanical process through which developing countries would gradually approximate their rich world counterparts 1 – was in crisis ( Singer, 1989 ; Ghislandi et al, 2019 ). Developing economies, laden with unmanageable levels of debt, were struggling under an aggressive regime of fiscal retrenchment. GDP growth had stalled. Food production in Africa was in decline and social development in the least developed countries had come to a standstill ( Nandi and Shahidullah, 1998

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Making spaces for community development offers an account of the key changes to the context and practice of community development since the 1970s, told through the experiences and insights of a group of highly experienced practitioners. The book, intended for those practising and interested in practising community development today, focuses on dilemmas arising from the shift to partnership working from a more confrontational model, and the professionalisation of the field.

Bringing together a wealth of experience and knowledge from across areas of play and youth work through to the environment, community enterprise, race equality, immigration and housing, the book raises key questions for contemporary debates and current practice.

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