Title

Local Government-Supported Community Development - Community Priorities And Issues Of Autonomy

Title - Alternative

Urban Aff. Rev.

Keywords

Neighborhoods; Urban Studies

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Urban Affairs Review

Volume

31

Issue/Number

6

Publication Date

1-1-1996

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

778

Last Page

798

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1996UR91800004

ISSN

1078-0874

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