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Welfare Reform on the Web (May 2004): Community Regeneration and Development - Overseas


S. Marshall, W. Taylor and X. Yu

Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing, 2004

In many international settings, regional economies are declining resulting in lowered opportunities for those communities. This book shows how a wide range of academic and management disciplines including IT, IS, philosophy, sociology, economics, e-commerce, community development and public service delivery can be bought together to transform regions. Community informatics (CI) endorses the idea of "civic intelligence" to enable principled social innovation as a means of increasing sustainability and transforming regions. The contributions include CI analyses, methods and cases of interest to researchers, educators and practitioners in both developed and developing worlds (including chapters from Australia, Argentina, Malaysia, the UK, Zimbabwe and Canada).

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