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Community engagement and social organization: introducing concepts, policy and practical applications

Peters, M. (2010) Community engagement and social organization: introducing concepts, policy and practical applications. In: Peters, M., Fudge, S. and Jackson, T. (eds.) Low carbon communities: imaginative approaches to combatting climate change locally. Edward Elgar Ltd, Cheltenham, pp. 13-33. ISBN 9781848445895

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Abstract/Summary

This chapter provides an introductory overview of how the term ‘community’ has been conceptualized in sociological literatures, noting that there remains considerable uncertainty with regard to the way in which communities could or should be defined. The chapter examines the salience of underlying concepts of social organization that can shape and influence the extent to which programmes of engagement are likely to be successful. Drawing on recent empirical work some of the key opportunities and challenges for local government in translating the concepts into practice are considered.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Transition Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy
ID Code:31984
Publisher:Edward Elgar Ltd

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