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What gives residents the right to take charge

Liz Richardson

in DIY Community Action

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420855
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302124 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.003.0007
What gives residents the right to take charge

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This chapter aims to determine whether people's good intentions are enough. It looks at the legitimacy the community organisations have to act on behalf of other residents, and how they relate to the wider community. The chapter studies where they are located within the context of other forms of representation and local democracy. Finally, how the community organisations link in with wider bodies is shown.

Keywords: legitimacy; good intentions; community organisations; forms of representation; local democracy

Chapter.  13954 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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