Local Government-Supported Community Development - Community Priorities And Issues Of Autonomy
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Urban Aff. Rev.
Neighborhoods; Urban Studies
There is increasing support for local solutions to poverty through community-based organizations (CBOs). However, a dilemma remains: How can CBOs secure resources necessary for change and yet maintain autonomy in definition of development priorities and delivery strategies? The authors examine a community-development model used in central Florida that includes local government support in the formation and activities of a CBO, and they explore the threat to community autonomy associated with differences in development priorities between community-based and external forces. The results provide encouraging evidence that development models that include cooperation between local government and low-income communities do not necessarily produce sublimation of community priorities.
Urban Affairs Review
Glaser, M. A.; Soskin, M. D.; and Smith, M., "Local Government-Supported Community Development - Community Priorities And Issues Of Autonomy" (1996). Faculty Bibliography. 1495.