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dc.contributor.authorGoodlad, Robinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurton, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorCroft, Jacquien_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:58:35Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:58:35Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2009-12-07T07:54:56Z
dc.identifier.issn0263774Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1068/c45men_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27201
dc.description.abstractCommunity involvement is seen both as means and as ends in contemporary urban policy, and although increasingly popular with policymakers it is not universally welcomed. Incredulous opponents assert that it does not improve the position of poor people and that it distracts attention from structural inequalities, whereas sceptical believers hold that it boosts social cohesion, and improves the position of powerless groups. The authors provide a framework for understanding these conflicting accounts of the processes and impact of community involvement in area-based initiatives (ABIs). They draw on a review of the relevant literature commissioned by the Home Office. The work is grounded in theories of democracy that claim both developmental and instrumental benefits for participants. A third rationale is found in 'due process' claims for involvement as a fundamental right. This framework suggests that answering questions about what works in community involvement in ABIs requires an empirical focus on aims, processes, and effects. The evidence shows that believers are justified in being sceptical but optimistic, and that opponents will remain incredulous in the light of weaknesses in the practice and outcomes of community involvement in ABIs. The authors conclude by discussing the implications for policy and future research.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherPionen_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom923en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto938en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnvironment and Planning C: Government and Policyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Policyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160510en_US
dc.titleEffectiveness at what? The processes and impact of community involvement in area-based initiativesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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