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Some Aspects of Community Empowerment and Resilience

Venkat Pulla (Editor) Bharath Bhushan Mamidi (Editor)

With escalating poverty, rising individualism, outright destruction of social security networks and diminished civil liberties across the world many professionals appear to be settling down for individual fixes rather than system overhauls . Social work has a rich history of community development, yet seems to be a semi-passive spectator to the growing listlessness in our communities. Fuelled by the elites, government and agencies the models of community development seem to perpetuate dependency. A right oriented citizen's perspective has been a long overdue in the discourse of empowerment of people. Professions with espoused commitment to human rights ought to step up their role and and rekindle the roots in community empowerment. 'Some Aspects of Community Empowerment and Resilience' addresses the above central themes and offers fresh and refined approach on aspects of coping and resilience community and building hope.

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About the author

Venkat Pulla

Dr. Venkat Pulla is a Tata Dorabji Merit Scholr from the Tata Institute of social science, India. His reserach interests are in human coping and resilience, spirituality and social work, and green social work. He is the founder of the Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice.

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Title Some Aspects of Community Empowerment and Resilience
Format Softcover
Date published: 19.06.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788184249620
length xviii+255p., Illustrations; 22cm.