The Nature of Community Organizing: Social Capital and Community Leadership

  • Marilyn Taylor
Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)


People have always organized. They get together for mutual support, to help others, or to improve local services, either by developing their own provision or lobbying existing providers. People also get together to try and influence decisions that affect their neighbourhood or, as Hunter suggests in Chapter 1 of this Handbook, to mobilize against developments that threaten them.


Social Capital Community Development Community Organize Civic Engagement Community Practice 
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  • Marilyn Taylor
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  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandBristolUK

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