Updates to the reading list on ABCD

Asset-based community development I’ve just updated the reading list on ABCD (over 100 resources). I’ve added nine articles or other resources. Most of them are fairly old (still worth looking at) but some of them are quire recent. Please let me know of any other material you think should be added.

The material I’ve added is:

Ashford, G., & Patkar, S. (2001). The positive path: Using appreciative inquiry in rural Indian communities. Manitoba, Canada: International Institute for Sustainable Development. Available from http://www.iisd.org/library/positive-path-using-appreciative-inquiry-rural-indian-communities

Cameron, J., & Gibson, K. (2001). Shifting focus: Alternative pathways for communities and economies. A resource kit. Melbourne: Latrobe City and Monash University. Available from http://www.communityeconomies.org/site/assets/media/old%20website%20pdfs/action%20research/Shifting%20Focus.pdf

Cameron, J., & Gibson, K. (2008). ABCD Meets DEF: Using Asset Based Community Development to Build Economic Diversity. Paper presented at the Asset-Based Community Development Conference, University of Newcastle, Australia.  Available from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/252758111_ABCD_Meets_DEF_Using_Asset_Based_Community_Development_to_Build_Economic_Diversity

Duncan, D. (n.d.). The ABCD model: How to unlock gifts in a community and organization. [PowerPoint] Retrieved from http://www.coady.stfx.ca/tinroom/assets/file/ABCD_ConferenceMaterials/Dan%20Duncan%20The%20ABCD%20Model%20How%20to%20Unlock%20Gifts%20in%20a%20Community%20and%20Organization.pdf

Hashagen, S. (2006). Simple as ABCD? Constraints and opportunities from a Scottish perspective. Paper presented at the Does Asset Based Community Development Deliver Social Justice? Seminar, Glasgow.  Available from http://www.iacdglobal.org/files/rpt082006DoesABCDdeliverFinalPrint.pdf

Mathie, A. (2006). Who is driving development? ABCD and its potential to deliver on social justice. Paper presented at the Does Asset Based Community Development Deliver Social Justice? Seminar, Glasgow.  Available from http://www.iacdglobal.org/files/rpt082006DoesABCDdeliverFinalPrint.pdf

Mathie, A., Cameron, J., & Gibson, K. (2017). Asset-based and citizen-led development: Using a diffracted power lens to analyze the possibilities and challenges. Progress in Development Studies, 17(1), 54-66. doi: doi:10.1177/1464993416674302 Available from http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1464993416674302

Ruhunda, A. (2006). How does is work in practice? ABCD field experience from Uganda. Paper presented at the Does Asset Based Community Development Deliver Social Justice? Seminar, Glasgow.  Available from http://www.iacdglobal.org/files/rpt082006DoesABCDdeliverFinalPrint.pdf

Wu, M.-Y., & Pearce, P. L. (2014). Asset-based community development as applied to tourism in Tibet. Tourism Geographies, 16(3), 438-456. doi: 10.1080/14616688.2013.824502

You can see the full list at A reading list on ABCD (over 100 resources).

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About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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2 Responses to Updates to the reading list on ABCD

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