This substantially revised edition of a highly topical text applies a critical approach to themes introduced in the first edition and draws upon theory from Marx and Bourdieu to offer a clearer understanding of community in capitalist society. It will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of social policy, sociology and politics as well as areas of housing and urban studies.
Peter Somerville is Professor of Social Policy and Head of the Policy Studies Research Centre at the University of Lincoln, England. He has researched and published widely on issues of housing, policing, race equality, substance misuse, homelessness, cooperative enterprise and community governance.
PART I; The nature of community; Capital, class and community; Political community under capitalism; Governmental approaches to community; PART II; Community economic development (CED); Community learning; Community health and social care; Housing and community; Community policing; Conclusion.