The challenges and contradictions of state-funded community organizing

Grimshaw, Lucy, Mates, Lewis and Reynolds, Andie (2018) The challenges and contradictions of state-funded community organizing. Community Development Journal. ISSN 0010-3802

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Abstract

The UK coalition government introduced the Community Organisers Programme in 2010, providing state funding to train community organizers in England for the first time. This article presents a case study in the north of England, exploring the implementation of the programme. It illustrates the challenges and contradictions faced by trainee community organizers and suggests lessons for community practitioners and policymakers of all political complexions in the United Kingdom and other countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: community organising, neoliberalism, localism, coalition government
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Depositing User: Lucy Grimshaw
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2018 09:47
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 14:32
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37394

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