Concept <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> University of Edinburgh en-US Concept 1359-1983 <p><img src="//" alt="Creative Commons License"> <br> This is an Open Access journal. All material is licensed under a <a href="">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)</a> licence, unless otherwise stated.<br>Please read our <a href="/about/policies#openAccessPolicy">Open Access, Copyright and Permissions policies</a> for more information.</p> Scottish Community Empowerment: Reconfigured Localism or an Opportunity for Change? <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> Katey Tabner ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 9 1 11 11 A Genealogy of Youth Work: Translators <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> Allan R Clyne ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 9 1 18 18 Community Engagement: A Critical Guide for Practitioners <p>Cristina Asenjo introduces Chapter 6 of&nbsp;Community Engagement: A Critical Guide for Practitioners by</p> <p>Jim Crowther and Mae Shaw</p> Cristina Asenjo ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-07-19 2018-07-19 9 1 8 8 Community Engagement: A Critical Guide for Practitioners <p>Anne O’Donnell introduces Chapter 9 of 'Community Engagement: A Critical Guide for Practitioners'</p> Anne O’Donnell ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 9 1 5 5 The Idea of a University <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> Tony Jeffs ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 9 1 16 16 Jeremy Gilbert (ed) (2016) Neoliberal Culture <p>Review of Jeremy Gilbert (ed) <em>Neoliberal Culture,</em> Lawrence &amp; Wishart</p> Euan Maclachlan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 9 1 3 3 Arun Kundnani (2015) The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror <p>review of Arun Kundnani <em>The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror</em></p> Margaret Petrie ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 9 1 5 5 Ruth Wodak (2015) The Politics of Fear: What Right-wing Populist Discourses Mean <p>Review of Ruth Wodak (2015) <em>The Politics of Fear: What Right-wing Populist D</em><em>iscourses Mean </em></p> John Player ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 9 1 4 4 Empire <p>A poem by Jo McFarlane.</p> Jo McFarlane ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 9 1 1 1