Sue Kenny, Jim Ife and Peter Westoby (2021) Populism, Democracy and Community Development

  • Rod Purcell
Keywords: Populism, Liberal Democracy, Community Development

Abstract


Abstract

The book explores the relationship between the current growth in populism, the crisis within liberal democracy, and the implications of this for communities and the practice of community development. After an introductory overview the book is comprised of 14 individually authored chapters. The chapters are presented in 2 parts: Part 1 offers a framing of the macro issues; Part 2 explores populism and community development in different contexts.

Author Biography

Rod Purcell

Rod Purcell has many years experience as a community development worker. He was Head of the Department of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow, board member of the International Association for Community Development, and Chair of the UK Federation for Community Development Learning. He is author of several books and co-editor of the Radical Community Work Journal. His most recent book (with Dave Beck) is Community Development for Social Change, published by Routledge.

Published
15-Aug-2021
How to Cite
Purcell, R. (2021) “Sue Kenny, Jim Ife and Peter Westoby (2021) Populism, Democracy and Community Development”, Concept, 12(2), pp. 1-4. Available at: http://concept.lib.ed.ac.uk/article/view/5786 (Accessed: 23October2021).