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Community Power and Empowerment

Brian D. Christens


Community Power and Empowerment is the most comprehensive treatment of empowerment theory to date. The book begins by situating empowerment with regard to community power, thereby addressing a long-standing ambiguity within empowerment theory, research, and practice. Next, chapters examine psychological, organizational, and community aspects of empowerment processes. A new orienting framework for studying and comparing community empowerment processes is developed. The outcomes and impacts of empowerment processes are specified across multiple pathways. Finally, the book provides recommendation ... More

Keywords: empowerment, power, organizations, community, policy, well-being

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190605582
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190605582.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian D. Christens, author
Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University, Peabody College