Theorising dialogue for community development practice – an exploration of crucial thinkers

Westoby, Peter (2014) Theorising dialogue for community development practice – an exploration of crucial thinkers. Journal of Dialogue Studies, 2 1: 69-86.

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Author Westoby, Peter
Title Theorising dialogue for community development practice – an exploration of crucial thinkers
Journal name Journal of Dialogue Studies
ISSN 2054-3131
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 69
End page 86
Total pages 18
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Institute for Dialogue Studies
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Both dialogue studies and the field of community development are reasonably well developed 'communities practice', however, there has been little direct interplay between the two whereby a theory of dialogue for community development is articulated. This article then attempts to break new ground, setting up a 'dialogue', so to speak, between dialogue studies and community development theory and practice.

The article consists of a systematic exploration of some of the critical work on dialogue that the author has concluded is relevant for community development theory and practice. The perspective taken draws on the work leading thinkers from different places and disciplines, including Hans-Georg Gadamer, Martin Buder, David Bohm, Paulo Freire and Mikhail Baktin. Each contributes insights that enhance an approach to community development that centres dialogue within its theory and practice.
Keyword Community development
Dialogue theory and practice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Spring edition.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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Created: Fri, 16 May 2014, 09:08:20 EST by Dr Peter Westoby on behalf of School of Social Science