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Majority-Based Neighborhood Organizing and Its Role in Contemporary Community Practice

"Neighborhood organizing has been an important aspect of community organizatin over the last 50 years. However, as individuals identify less with geographic communities and community organizing efforts become issue - as opposed to localtiy-based, the viability of neighborhood-focused organzing efforts becomes more uncertain. This article describes one model of neighborhood organizing which uses a majority-based approach that is being implemented in Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The philosophy and methodology of this approach are described and examples of specific organizing efforts are included. The article concludes with an analysis of the strenths and weaknesses of this model." (Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-Haworth or www.HaworthPress.com).



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