Über den Autor
Jerry W. Robinson, Jr. is Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology, Emeritus at Delta State University (DSU) and Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1994, Robinson accepted an endowed Chair in Economic and Community Development at DSU. At Delta State, he founded the Center for Community and Economic Development. He is known around the world for his creativity in developing and leading practical and multi-disciplinary programs in human relations, organizational development, and leadership and community development. He has written a dozen books on organizational development, human relations, stress and wellness, leadership and community development, and traffic safety. His research has been published in The ABA Journal, American Sociological Review, The Economic Development Review, The Community Development Journal, Rural Sociology, and Social Forces.
Chapter 1. Developing Communities - Jerry W. Robinson, Jr. and Gary Paul Green
Chapter 2. An Historical View of Community Development - Lorraine E. Garkovich
Chapter 3. Community Development and Natural Landscapes - Alan W. Barton and Theresa Selfa
Chapter 4. The Technical Assistance Approach - Jerry W. Robinson, Jr. and Frank Fear
Chapter 5. The Self-Help Approach to Community Development - Gary Paul Green
Chapter 6. The Interactional Approach to Community - J.C. Bridger, M. A. Brennan and A.E. Luloff
Chapter 7. The Role of Conflict in Community Develoment - Jerry W. Robinson, Jr. and L. Steven Smutko
Chapter 8. Action Research and Evaluation in Community Develoment - John J. Green and Anna M. Kleiner
Chapter 9. The Role of Leadership Behaviors and Structures in Community Development - Josh Stovall, Jerry W. Robinson, Jr., Albert Nylander and Ralph B. Brown
Chapter 10. Principles of Working Together: Developing Relationships That Support Community Development Initiatives - Janet S.Ayers and Anne Heinze Silvis
Chapter 11. Communities in Rural America: Current Realities and Emerging Strategies - Lionel J. Beaulieu and Glenn D. Israel
Chapter 12. Community Development Challenges of Inner-City Neighborhoods - Jeffrey S. Lowe and William M. Harris, Sr.
Chapter 13. Engaging Youth in Community Development - Wendy Wheeler and Ana Maria Thomas
Chapter 14. Health: A New Community Development Challenge - Lois Wright Morton and Nina Glasgow
Chapter 15. Schools and Community Development - Kai A. Schafft and Hobart L. Harmon
Chapter 16. Sustainable Communities: Sustainability and Community Development - Jerry Hembd and Jane Silberstein
Chapter 17. Globalization and Community Development: Synergy or Disintegration - Paulette Meikle and Gary Paul Green
Chapter 18. Emerging Issues in Community Development - Gary Paul Green and Jerry W. Robinson, Jr.
Introduction to Community Development provides students of community and economic development with a theoretical and practical introduction to the field of community development. Bringing together leading scholars in the field of community development, the book follows the curriculum needs in offering a progression from theory to practice, beginning with a theoretical overview, an historical overview, and the various approaches to community development.