Community development today:engaging challenges through cosmopolitanism?

Kenny, Susan 2016, Community development today:engaging challenges through cosmopolitanism?, Community development journal: an international forum, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 23-41, doi: 10.1093/cdj/bsv058.

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Title Community development today:engaging challenges through cosmopolitanism?
Author(s) Kenny, Susan
Journal name Community development journal: an international forum
Volume number 51
Issue number 1
Start page 23
End page 41
Total pages 19
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 0010-3802
1468-2656
Keyword(s) Community development theory
Community development practice
Cosmopolitanism
Social Sciences
Planning & Development
Public Administration
Summary This article begins by outlining some of the challenges and opportunities for community development theory and practice today. Some of these have been present from the 1960s and 70s, some have been evident for several decades, others are new and some demand urgent attention. The second part of the paper notes three types of responses to the challenges. It argues the case for embracing one specific response, namely a deepening of a cosmopolitan outlook in both the theory and practice of community development. While acknowledging that community development is in someways already a cosmopolitan endeavour, the paper concludes with a call for exploration of the ways in which embracing a broader and deeper cosmopolitanism might enhance community development as it responds to contemporary challenges.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/cdj/bsv058
Field of Research 160602 Citizenship
160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Socio Economic Objective 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Oxford University Press
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