Community Practice and Community Organization: A Conceptual Understanding

Haya Itzhaky, Edna Bustin

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The chapter presents values, principles and goals that create the conceptual and professional basis of Community practice. The chapter describes the intervening method of the Community practice, challenges facing the profession, and the implications of the changes occurring in communities and societies on the role of the community workers. The Chapter also outlines the community method as a mean of collective empowerment and of mediation between individuals and society, and as a mean to strengthen the power and abilities of individuals and groups to successfully cope with common interests and challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbooks of Sociology and Social Research
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameHandbooks of Sociology and Social Research
ISSN (Print)1389-6903
ISSN (Electronic)2542-839X

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2018, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature.


  • Citizen participation
  • Community
  • Community practice
  • Local organizations
  • Social change


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