Community Development in Ireland
Theory, Policy & Practice
A new textbook introducing the theories and practices of community development in Ireland, with particular reference to the effects of social and economic policies within this context.
- This practical exploration of community development in Ireland ensures the reader will:
- understand community and social change in Ireland;
- recognise and value community development as a powerful force for social change in Ireland;
- critically appraise the policy environment influencing community development and the interrelationship between policy and practice;
- utilise the knowledge and skills necessary for effective and sustainable community development;
- determine current issues and challenges in this area and offer effective solutions to address these issues and challenges.
- Reflects the current theoretical conceptualisations, the latest policy implications, models of best practice and frameworks that are currently shaping community development projects and programmes in Ireland.
- Includes case studies that showcase examples of positive community development and bring a practical and insightful dimension to this text.
- Contains contributions from leading academics, practitioners and community groups in Ireland.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students of:
- Youth and Community Studies
- Community Developmentand Education
- Community and Family Studies
- Rural Development
- Social Work
- Social Studies
- Social Science
- Applied Social Care
- Social Care Practice
Paperback, 256 pages
Country of Origin
234 x 156 mm
Edited by Ashling Jackson Edited by Colm O'Doherty
Availability StatusOut of print
Dr Ashling Jackson is a senior lecturer in Athlone Institute of Technology, lecturing in the areas of community development, sociology and research methods.
Dr Colm O’Doherty is a lecturer in the Institute of Technology Tralee, with many years’ experience as a social work practitioner in Ireland, England and Wales.