Social work as community development a management model for social change by S. J. G. Clarke

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Published by Avebury in Aldershot, Brookfield USA .

Written in English

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  • Community development -- Great Britain.,
  • Social service -- Great Britain.,
  • Community organization -- Great Britain.,
  • Social action -- Great Britain.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-262) and index.

Book details

StatementStephen Clarke.
LC ClassificationsHN400.C6 C53 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 265 p. :
Number of Pages265
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1021913M
ISBN 101859720986
LC Control Number96084101

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Historical and legal context: development of social work in the community 4. Community social work 5. Community development 6. Community profiling 7. Social work in the community: global perspectives 8.

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