Community development responses in a globalised world

Gopalkrishnan, Narayan (2013) Community development responses in a globalised world. Journal of Perspectives on Development Policy in the Greater Mekong Region, 1 (1). pp. 47-61.

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In the 21st Century, the process of globalization continues at a rapid pace, fuelled by improvements in information and communication technology and infrastructure. Very little of what happens in the world is a local event and there is constant interaction between the global and the local. Globalization has also led to a number of complex transnational problems, such as climate change and the global financial crisis, problems that impact most heavily on marginalized communities and individuals in society. Communities have struggled over centuries about the way to allocate resources within society and how to live in harmony with each other. Those who have resources have power over others. This power can be used often to exclude others and to set up structures that perpetuate oppression in society. Privileged positions in society and within communities are only sustained because significant sectors of society carry the burden or bear the damages. The current changes in society have had enormous impact on communities and have caused a great level of social unease and restructuring. Community workers and activists have had to manage the impact of this crisis in many circumstances. This paper examines the impact of global changes on communities at a macro level and their implications for community organising and community development.

Item ID: 30123
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2286-9247
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2013 03:47
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940117 Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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