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Community development

Paul Henderson and Ilona Vercseg

in Community development and civil society

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9781861349705
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301929 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349705.003.0004
Community development

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This chapter provides a baseline definition and understanding of community development. It discusses its social movement and professional elements and then summarises its emergence in different regions of the world. It gives greater detail to community development's origins in the UK and Hungary. The chapter's broad scan reinforces both the internationalism of community development and its rich diversity.

Keywords: community development; social movement; UK; Hungary; internationalism

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