Interorganizational Community Second Edition

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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 book is practical for those engaged in planned community change and should be a staple on reading lists for upper level undergraduates and graduate students alike.” – Karen Patricia Williams. "Anderson understands groups and communities well, and his chapters on how to intervene should prove useful to both the theoretician and the practitioner. . . . this book should prove useful as required reading in courses in community organization and community development, and as a reference for those working in the field." - David J. Kallen

"Anderson's volume provides a great deal of information about the literature on community and community development. It also presents a theory and models that certainly will be of interest to those involved in planned community change." -- Jan Fritz in Scholarly Research and Review

Table of Contents

Table of Contents (main headings):
1. The Community
2. The Society
3. The Organization
4. The Environment
5. Organizations and Interorganization Relations
6. The Ethics and Morality of Interorganizational Systems
7. Community Cooperation and Involvement
8. The Democratic Model of Participation Examined
9. How to Organize for Inventiveness
10. A Technique for Predicting Intraorganizational Action
11. A Sociometric Approach to the Analysis of Interorganizational Relationships
12. An Interorganizational Approach to the Explanation of Community Development Activities

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