Integrated community development through dialogue, capacity-building and partnership in an Australian town

Manohar Pawar, Roberto Torres

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Abstract

The article discusses the process of mobilising the four sectors ' community, government, non-government organisations and business - towards developing dialogical relationships, building community capacity and creating opportunities to meet felt needs of the youth in a rural town in Australia. Drawing on Paulo Friere's thoughts, the qualitative data, field education records, community workers actions and the authors' reflections, it critically analyses several key factors that facilitated and hindered participation of a range of agencies and people in initiating and maintaining community projects. The article argues that though challenging, the four sectors can develop partnerships and work together, and similar integrated community based projects can be replicated elsewhere.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-268
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of International and Comparative Social Policy
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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