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Welfare Reform on the Web (January 2002): Community Regeneration and Development - Overseas

CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S PARTICIPATION IN DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH AND IN URBAN REGENERATION IN THE NORTH

M. Mayo

Progress in Development Studies, vol. 1, 2001, p. 279-293

Paper explores the differing ways in which the case for children's participation has been made together with the differing forms that this has been taking in practice at various levels. Despite numerous initiatives to enable children's voices to be heard, there are too many examples of tokenism, where their voices are not actually being listened to at all. Lessons are drawn about ways in which children and young people need to be supported if their participation is to make a real difference. Examples of effective practice are cited, including some from the UK where lessons from participative approaches to development have been applied in urban regeneration programmes.

REBUILDING COMMUNITY: POLICY AND PRACTICE IN URBAN REGENERATION

J. Pierson and J. Smith (eds)

Palgrave, 2001

This book examines initiatives to revitalize those poor urban neighbourhoods which experience extreme deprivation. Taking examples from the US, UK and France it looks at the interrelation of social and economic problems and the nature of effective initiatives, including the necessity of participation by local people to facilitate change.

SOUTH AFRICA: THE CHALLENGE OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

J. Midgley

International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 10, 2001, p. 267-275

Article discusses South Africa's engagement with social development as it moves from apartheid to majority rule. It looks specifically at the Reconstruction and Development Programme and how it has been used to promote economic growth and raise the standards of living of the country's impoverished majority.

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