The department of Adult and Community Education has a long track record in researching and supporting community development.
We are delighted to announce the publication of a book by Bristol University Press by Dr Fergal Finnegan along with a colleague in Carlow IT Niamh McCrea, which critically explores the funding arrangements governing contemporary community development and how they shape its theory and practice.
Funding is a crucial but somewhat neglected topic and this edited collection addresses this gap. It features contributions from activists, practitioners and academics from Latin America, Asia, Africa, North America and Europe consider the evolution of funding in community development and how changes in policy and practice can be understood in relation to the politics of neoliberalism and contemporary efforts to build global democracy from the ‘bottom up’.
Thematically, the collection explores matters such as popular democracy, the shifting contours of the state-market relationship, prospects for democratising the state, the feasibility of community autonomy, the effects of managerialism and hybrid modes of funding such as social finance.
Further details available on this link to Policy Press