Doing Community Economic Development

Fernwood PublishingSKU: 9781552662212

Author:
Loxley, John|Sexsmith, Kathleen|Silver, Jim
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
254
Publisher:
Fernwood Books
Copyright Data:
2008

Price:
Sale price$29.95
Stock:
In stock

Description

Challenging traditional notions of development, these 16 essays critically examine bottom-up, community economic development strategies in a wide variety of contexts: as a means of improving lives in northern, rural and inner-city settings; shaped and driven by women and by Aboriginal people; aimed at employment creation for the most marginalized. Most authors have employed a participatory research methodology. The essays are the product of a broader, three-year community-university research collaboration with a focus on the strengths and difficulties of participatory, capacity-building strategies for those marginalized by the competitive, profit-seeking forces of capitalism. No easy answers are offered, but many exciting initiatives with great potential are described and critically evaluated.

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