In a democratic country like India, community organization and development has a great significance. This concise yet comprehensive book explains the basic concepts of community organization and development and other related issues in an accessible manner.
The book deals with different aspects of community organization and describes in detail the process of community development. It dwells on the concept of community mobilization covering needs, benefits and challenges related to it and explains different models of community organization for bringing social change. Besides, the book focuses on conflict management in a constructive way and suggests that conflicts, if dealt proactively, can bring positive changes and harmony among people. Finally, it concentrates on models and strategies used in social action and different roles of the community worker while working with the people. Examples, especially from the Indian situation, are given to clarify the topics discussed. Chapter-end questions will help the student to understand the subject in a better way.
The book is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Social Work. Besides, professionals in the field will also find the book quite useful.