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Economic wealth

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/9781861349705.003.0010
Economic wealth

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This chapter analyses Roland Warren's second function required for a community to be effective — economic wealth. It begins by separating out different strands or types of community economic development. It then examines the situation in central and eastern Europe, providing three case studies, before discussing the connections between community economic development and community development. This leads to an examination of two community economic development approaches that have widespread support in the UK — social entrepreneurship and asset-based community development. The chapter ends by summarizing underlying theories of community economic development.

Keywords: Roland Warren; economic wealth; economic development; asset-based community development; social entrepreneurship; UK

Chapter.  7531 words. 

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