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The Idea of Community, Social Policy & Self


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Kevin Loughran


"Few of us do not acknowledge the idea of community in some way or another, but often we acknowledge it by turning to the word 'community' as a habit of expression."


The natural sciences as well as the social sciences are used to examine the origins and nature of the idea of community. Both helpful and unhelpful applications of the idea in relation to social policy are discussed. For both professionals and anyone interested in the origins and nature of co-operation, the idea of community, and how the idea is used.


Part I: The Idea of Community as an Element in Social Policy

Part II: Is there such a thing as community?

Part III: The dimensions and the limits of community

Part IV: Conclusions


xii, 214p. Belfast: APJ Publications, 2003. ISBN 0954362306.



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