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Welfare Reform on the Web (May 2003): Community Regeneration and Development - Overseas

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEW EUROPE

Community Development Journal, vol. 38, 2003, p. 1-73

Special issue focuses on the role of government in community development and the role of community development in combating racism, promoting diversity and facilitating citizen participation.

PATERNALISM: CAUGHT BETWEEN REJECTION AND ACCEPTANCE: TAKING CARE AND TAKING CONTROL IN COMMUNITY WORK

E. Tonkens and J. W. Duyvendak

Community Development Journal, vol. 38, 2003, p. 6-15

Argues that there is a resurgence of paternalism in community work which is discernable both in Anglo-Saxon countries and in continental Europe. Distinguishes between neo-liberal paternalism which intervenes only when people are causing a nuisance and caring paternalism which spontaneously reaches out to neglected individuals.

PERSISTENT POVERTY AND AREA-BASED INITIATIVES IN THE US

A. Modarres

Local Economy, vol. 17, 2002, p. 289-302

Over the past 30 years, neighbourhood-targeted programmes have emerged as the US government's preferred approach to economic and community development. Unfortunately the end result of successful economic development is the departure of those who benefited from such initiatives for greener pastures. With the flight of those who obtain jobs and security, the net result is a higher concentration of poverty.

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