Concept 2018-04-09T15:55:47+01:00 Stuart Moir Open Journal Systems <p>The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice Theory. Concept offers a lively independent forum for critical debate and exchange of ideas in contemporary Community Education. Community Education is seen in the broadest sense to include community work, adult education and youth work and takes place in a range of settings and agencies. We see the concept of community education as dynamic and diverse and do not seek to reflect a fixed view.</p> Scottish Community Empowerment: Reconfigured Localism or an Opportunity for Change? 2018-04-09T15:51:36+01:00 Katey Tabner <p>Community development and regeneration policy in Scotland employs aspirational language, depicting communities as the empowered drivers of economic and social change. It anticipates that willing, able and highly skilled community groups will come forward and assume responsibility for the delivery of local services. This narrative fails to account for the impacts of austerity, the complexities of empowerment (Skerratt and Steiner, 2013) or what will happen to communities who fail to be empowered. The article challenges the positive narrative employed in Scotland by highlighting issues that complicate the empowerment process. It concludes by suggesting ways in which a ‘Scottish Approach’ to policy making may help to create opportunities for empowerment policy in Scotland to better address the challenges, inequalities and complexities of empowerment.</p> 2018-03-23T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A Genealogy of Youth Work: Translators 2018-04-09T15:52:15+01:00 Allan R Clyne <p>Youth work was born around 150 years ago in the mid- to late-nineteenth century, yet one of its current languages is much newer, coming into being in the 1960s when youth work became a profession. This article suggests that the publication of The Albemarle Report translated youth work’s earlier theistic language into a secular tongue. It describes this translation, and goes on to suggest that, despite this significant change, many of youth work’s most precious attributes are only part of its discourse because of its Christian foundations.</p> 2018-03-23T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Community Engagement: A Critical Guide for Practitioners 2018-04-09T15:55:02+01:00 Cristina Asenjo <p>Cristina Asenjo introduces Chapter 6 of&nbsp;Community Engagement: A Critical Guide for Practitioners by</p> <p>Jim Crowther and Mae Shaw</p> 2018-07-19T23:54:24+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Community Engagement: A Critical Guide for Practitioners 2018-04-09T15:55:47+01:00 Anne O’Donnell <p>Anne O’Donnell introduces Chapter 9 of 'Community Engagement: A Critical Guide for Practitioners'</p> 2018-03-23T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Idea of a University 2018-04-09T15:51:46+01:00 Tony Jeffs <p>Tony Jeffs discusses an important inspiration for his work and thinkng, the 1852 book 'The idea of the University' by John Henry Newman. Jeffs argues that <em>'Opponents may dismiss Newman as a naysayer, a worrywart whose views are passé, but for those desirous of a sector founded upon something more nuanced than the cash nexus Newman provides a rich seam of ideas'.</em> </p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2018-03-23T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Jeremy Gilbert (ed) (2016) Neoliberal Culture 2018-04-09T15:51:54+01:00 Euan Maclachlan <p>Review of Jeremy Gilbert (ed) <em>Neoliberal Culture,</em> Lawrence &amp; Wishart</p> 2018-03-23T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Arun Kundnani (2015) The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror 2018-04-09T15:52:02+01:00 Margaret Petrie <p>review of Arun Kundnani <em>The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror</em></p> 2018-03-23T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Ruth Wodak (2015) The Politics of Fear: What Right-wing Populist Discourses Mean 2018-04-09T15:54:12+01:00 John Player <p>Review of Ruth Wodak (2015) <em>The Politics of Fear: What Right-wing Populist D</em><em>iscourses Mean </em></p> 2018-03-23T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Empire 2018-04-09T15:52:50+01:00 Jo McFarlane <p>A poem by Jo McFarlane.</p> 2018-03-23T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##