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Editors: Mildred F. Hindsworth and Trevor B. Lang
Book Description:
Community participation has long been recognized as an effective means of helping rural and urban people focus energy and mobilize resources to solve their health, environmental, and economic problems. When people from the community organize, plan, share tasks with professionals, contribute financially to projects or programs, and help make decisions about activities that affect their lives, programs are more likely to achieve their objectives.

Several countries have created ways for communities to participate in their family planning programs. They have found that individuals make better choices about contraception when they participate in the family planning program activities in their villages or urban neighborhoods.

This new book presents international research on issues dealing with this unifying problem.

Table of Contents:

The Out Of School Hours Sports Program:Developing A Healthy Community Through Active Participation And Empowerment?;pp. 1-42
(James O'Meara, Inst. Of Professional And Organisational Learning Univ. Of Ballarat, Australia, Michael Spittle,School Of Human Movement And Sports Sciences Univ. Of Ballarat, Australia)

Synthesising Deliberative Democracy and Environmental Sustainability: Lessons from the Stanage Forum;pp. 43-80
(Stephen Elstub, University of the West of Scotland)

Social Inequalities, Powerlessness And Somatic Health In A Welfare State;pp. 81-95
(Odd Steffen Dalgard, Norwegian Inst. Of Public Health, Oslo, Norway, Bjorgulf Claussen, Univ. Of Oslo,Norway, Michael McCubbin, Laval Univ.,Quebec,Canada)

Participation of Homeless and Abused Women in A Parent Training Program: Science and Practice Converge in a Battered Women's Shelter;pp. 97-114
( Abigail Gewirtz and Tamara Taylor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Communities For Legal Knowledge Dissemination;pp. 115-150
(Laurens Mommers, Centre For Law In The Information Society,Leiden Univ.,The Netherlands,Esther Hoorn, Univ. Library, Groningen Univ., The Netherlands)

Participation, Pedagogy And Practice In Design Education;pp. 151-176
Cheri Logan, Univ. Of Cumbria, United Kingdom)

Geographic Information Systems And Decision Processes For Urban Planning: A Case Study Of Rough Set Analysis On The Residential Areas Of The City Of Cagliari, Italy;pp. 177-208
(Sabrina Lai, Corrado Zoppi, Univ. Di Cagliari, Italy)

Regional and City Planning in Sardinia (Italy): Conflictual Issues Analyzed through Multicriteria Analysis and Contingent Valuation;pp. 209-233
(Corrado Zoppi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio, Sezione di Urbanistica, Università di Cagliari, Via Marengo, Italy)

Drinking Water From Solar Stills: A Renewable Technology For Sudan;pp. 235-261
(Abdeen Mustafa Omer, Nottingham,United Kingdom)

Community Participation In Formulating Sustainable Forest Policy: An Institutional Perspective;pp. 263-285
(Jayanath Ananda, School Of Business La Trobe Univ, Wodonga,Australia)

Collaborating On Climate Change In 3D Landscapes;pp. 287-304
(Christian Stock, Cooperative Research Center For Spatial Information, Univ. Of Melbourne, Ian D. Bishop, The Univ. Of Melbourne, Christopher J. Pettit, Dept. of Primary Industries,Australia)

Community Participation In Japan: Japanese Collectivism And Stereotypical Gender-Role;pp. 305-318
(Kumi Hirokawa, Fukuyama Univ.)

Appreciative Inquiry With Migrant Youth For Meaningful Community Participation;pp. 319-336
(Julie Morsillo, Adrian T Fisher, Victoria Univ., Australia)

Project,Organization,and Environment Factors In Sustaining Oxford House;pp. 337-347
(David G. Mueller,Darrin Aase,Leonard A. Jason,Depaul Univ.,Jennifer Mortensen,Michigan State Univ.,Bradley D. Olson,Northwestern Univ.)

Increasing The Economic Sustainability Of Online Communities:An Empirical Investigation;pp. 349-362
(Jonathan Bishop, Univ. Of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales)

A Comparison Between Theoretical And Naive Definitions Of Community;pp. 363-376
(Stefano Tartaglia, Univ. Of Turin, Italy)

The Microfoundations Of Community: Small Groups As Bridges And Barriers To Participatory Democrac;pp. 377-391
(Gazi Islam, Ibmec Sao Paulo)

Community Intermediaries: Providing Support To Enhance Community Participation;pp. 393-408
(Scott Wituk, Wichita State Univ., Wichita,Kansas)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 435 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-189-0
   Status: AV
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