Preface to the second edition; Community networks: their significance and value; Community development; Network theory and analysis; Network functions; The principles and processes of networking; Networking for community development; Complexity and the well-connected community; Issues and implications; Developing the well-connected community; Suggested further reading.
Alison Gilchrist has been involved in community development in the UK for over 25 years. She has worked in neighbourhood projects, training, research and policy. She worked for the Community Development Foundation for 9 years, with responsibility for practice development.
"In the context of contemporary policies for participation and partnership working, networking is more evidently important than ever. This book will be invaluable for community practitioners and trainers as well as for students and academics in this field." Marjorie Mayo, Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths College, University of London "One of the most important books on community development." Danny Burns, The SOLAR Centre, University of the West of England