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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Community Development, Social Action and Social Planning

Edition 5th Edition
ISBN 9781137544896
Publication Date May 2017
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Practical Social Work Series

Now going into its fifth edition, Alan Twelvetrees' invaluable guide to the theory and practice of community work has been educating students and practitioners alike for over three decades. Covering topics such as work with community groups, the various dimensions of social action and project planning and how to engage effectively with public bodies, this is a truly comprehensive must-read for community workers, as well as anyone keen to undertake effective work in the community. Drawing on the author's wealth of experience, and benefitting from the grounded style of writing that has made the previous editions so popular, the book considers everyday community work situations to provide readers with a genuine feel for the realities of practice.

 Fully revised and updated, this edition features:

  • in-depth discussion of specialist community work, focusing on areas such as disability, children and young people, women and ethnic minorities
  • guidance on how to work with community division, violence, and other difficult situations
  • detailed advice on partnership working and effective management within large bureaucracies.

This classic text is essential for anyone studying, working or just interested in community work, community regeneration and service planning.

ALAN TWELVETREES has been a community worker, a community work lecturer, a manager of community workers, and a children and young people strategy manger. He has published widely in the fields of community work, community organizations and community economic development.

What is Community Work?
Planning for Effective Community Work
Helping Set up and Run Community Groups
Dealing with Practical issues in Community Groups
Community Work in Specialist Fields
Social Planning Approaches to Community Work
Advanced Practice
Community Work, Social Change and Broad Based Organising
Community Work and Public Policy
Survival, Personal Development and Reflective Practice


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