Exploring the interface between community development and cooperative development within South Africa – a challenge of theory, practice and policy

Westoby, Peter (2014) Exploring the interface between community development and cooperative development within South Africa – a challenge of theory, practice and policy. Development in Practice, 24 7: 827-839. doi:10.1080/09614524.2014.943155


Author Westoby, Peter
Title Exploring the interface between community development and cooperative development within South Africa – a challenge of theory, practice and policy
Journal name Development in Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0961-4524
1364-9213
Publication date 2014-09-30
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09614524.2014.943155
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 24
Issue 7
Start page 827
End page 839
Total pages 13
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract During the past few years within South Africa there has been a proliferation of state-led community development initiatives tasked to form community-based cooperatives. It is into such a context that research was conducted during 2011–13 into how South African community development workers understand and conduct their professional practice in relation to cooperative formation. Findings from the research consider issues such as: a dilemma of statecraft – working within instrumental contexts; the emotional work required of the practitioner; and, finally, confusing the developmental process. The discussions contribute to both theory-building and practice wisdom, while also contributing to South African cooperative policy.
Keyword Community development - research
Cooperative formation
South Africa
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 30 September 2014

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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