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The challenges and contradictions of state-funded community organizing

Grimshaw, Lucy; Mates, Lewis; Reynolds, Andie

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Authors

Lucy Grimshaw

Andie Reynolds



Abstract

The UK coalition government introduced the Community Organisers Programme in 2010, providing state funding to train community organizers in England for the first time. This article presents a case study in the north of England, exploring the implementation of the programme. It illustrates the challenges and contradictions faced by trainee community organizers and suggests lessons for community practitioners and policymakers of all political complexions in the United Kingdom and other countries.

Citation

Grimshaw, L., Mates, L., & Reynolds, A. (2020). The challenges and contradictions of state-funded community organizing. Community Development Journal, 55(2), 313-330. https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsy040

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Sep 18, 2018
Publication Date 2020-04
Deposit Date Aug 20, 2019
Publicly Available Date Sep 8, 2021
Journal Community Development Journal
Print ISSN 0010-3802
Electronic ISSN 1468-2656
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 55
Issue 2
Pages 313-330
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsy040

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This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Community Development Journal following peer review. The version of record [Grimshaw, Lucy, Mates, Lewis & Reynolds, Andie (2020). The challenges and contradictions of state-funded community organizing. Community Development Journal 55(2): 313-330] is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsy040







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