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Title Community power and grassroots democracy : the transformation of social life / edited by Michael Kaufman and Haroldo Dilla Alfonso.
Imprint London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books ; Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, 1997.

Subject Community development -- Latin America -- Case studies.
Political participation -- Latin America -- Case studies.
Community development.
Political participation.
Social movements.
Alt Name Kaufman, Michael, 1951-
Dilla Alfonso, Haroldo.
Add Title Community power & grassroots democracy
Description 1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Community power, grassroots democracy, and the transformation of social life / Michael Kaufman -- Participation and popular democracy in the committees for the struggle for housing in Costa Rica / Silvia Lara and Eugenia Molina -- Participation and development in Cuban municipalities / Haroldo Dilla Alfonso with Gerardo Gonzalez Nunez -- Popular organizations in the Dominican Republic: the search for space and identity / Cesar Perez -- Popular organizations and the transition to democracy in Haiti / Luc Smarth -- The hidden politics of neighborhood organizations: women and local participation in the poblaciones of Chile / Veronica Schild -- Differential participation: men, women and popular power / Michael Kaufman -- Political decentralization and popular alternatives: a view from the South / Haroldo Dilla Alfonso -- New social movement theory and resource mobilization theory: the need for integration / Eduardo Canel.
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Summary Effective community participation can lead to social and personal empowerment, economic development, and sociopolitical transformation. But there are obstacles: the power of central bureaucracies, the lack of local skills and organizational experience, social divisions, and the impact of national and transnational structures. Community Power and Grassroots Democracy is a groundbreaking and insighful book that examines a collection of community initiatives from Latin America. The strengths and weaknesses, limits and potential of these initiatives are analyzed, and the new "social-movements" approach is skilfully married with resource-mobilization theory to produce a more inclusive development model. Community Power and Grassroots Democracy is an insightful book that adeptly combines theoretical sophistication with first-hand, "on-the-job" experience. It will interest researchers, scholars, students, and activists in the areas of development studies, political science, community participation, and human rights.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 155250137X (electronic bk.)
9781552501375 (electronic bk.)
1856494888 (pbk.)
9781856494885 (pbk.)
0889367841 (Canada)
9780889367845 (Canada)
OCLC # 54042098
Additional Format Print version: Community power and grassroots democracy. London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books ; Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, 1997 185649487X 1856494888 (DLC) 96039524 (OCoLC)35865407

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