Community development as counter-hegemony

Reynolds, Andie (2020) Community development as counter-hegemony. In: Populism, Democracy and Community Development. Rethinking Community Development . Policy Press, United Kingdom, pp. 227-244. ISBN 9781447353843, 9781447353867

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Both politics and community development have changed in England since the 2007/8 financial crisis. Prior to the crisis, a decade-long renaissance of community development was supported by the New Labour government (1997–2010). Through its communitarian and third-way agenda, New Labour endorsed community development as a tool to foster social capital to build ‘stronger’ and more ‘cohesive’ communities (Kay, 2006). Its scope expanded, with considerable infrastructure investment in the public sector, and in service delivery contracts to the voluntary sector (Taylor, 2012). The financial crisis disrupted such growth, which, this chapter argues, has facilitated the decline of community development activity has facilitated the decline of community development activity in the UK, particularly in England.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: community development, populism, politics, hegemony
Subjects: L200 Politics
L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 16:47
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2022 08:00

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