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Welfare Reform on the Web (December 2011): Community regeneration and development - overseas

Integrated community development through dialogue, capacity-building and partnership in an Australian town

M. Pawar and R. Torres

Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, vol. 27, 2011, p. 253-268

This article describes the process of mobilising the community, government, third sector organisations and business towards developing dialogical relationships, building community capacity and creating opportunities to meet the needs of young people in a rural town in Australia. It critically analyses several key factors that facilitated or hindered the participation of a range of agencies and people in initiating and maintaining community projects.

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