The book takes a more critical look at the literature on community community development and the politics of community and applies this critical approach to themes introduced in the first edition on economic development learning health and social care housing and policing taking into account the changes in policy that have taken place . It explores how community is imagined invoked summoned projected constructed p121 in each of these fields of policy and practice and the implications that this has both for the field and for community. Understanding community is a highly topical text offering a clear understanding of policy and theory in relation to community by examining areas of government policy such as economic development education health housing and community safety this book explores the difficulties that communities face and discusses new concepts such as community cohesion social capital and community . Understanding community politics policy and practice second edition understanding welfare social issues policy and practice peter somerville on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers understanding community is a practical guide to understanding policies and underlying theories relating to community. Understanding community is a practical guide to understanding policies and underlying theories relating to community this substantially revised edition draws upon theories from marx and bourdieu to offer a clearer understanding of community in capitalist society
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