Correlates of Power in Citizen Organizations

  • Robert K. Yin
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy: Cities and Development book series (EDPC)


Organized citizen action has been a hallmark of American democracy (Tocqueville, 1840/1961). At the neighborhood level, residents have frequently formed organizations to deal with common needs. In turn, these groups have often become an integral part of a neighborhood’s social fabric. Citizen organizations have therefore been among the most important ways through which citizens have helped to improve neighborhoods.


Citizen Participation Program Impact Service Staff Umbrella Organization Community Impact 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert K. Yin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Case Study InstituteUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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