Anderson, Robert C. Books
About the author: Robert C. Anderson is a professor Emeritus, Michigan State University. He received his PhD at Michigan State University. His works are widely published in books, journals, and newspapers.2000 0-7734-7757-8
This volume covers the concept of community from origin to demise. It offers an explanation of how rules are established and changed, and shows how to identify and map system networks. It offers an explanation of how innovations are introduced and adopted, identifies critical interaction activities and how to predict their change. It examines selected theories, philosophies, and perspectives descriptive of community life by scholars from several disciplines. The concepts are illustrated with case studies and research activities to demonstrate how abstract ideas may be put to practical use in research, education and practice. Dependency is the key and overriding concept of the book. The second edition includes a new chapter on The Ethics and Morality of Interorganizational Systems. To enhance the learning of community development, there are study questions at the end of each chapter.