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R. Allen Hays is emeritus professor of political science and public policy at the University of Northern Iowa.
Introduction: Neighborhood Action: Organization, Context, and Learning
R. Allen Hays
1. Critical Perspectives on Neighborhood Engagement and Participatory Development
Sara M. Eccleston, Jyoti Gupta, and Douglas Perkins
2. Neighborhood Networks, Collective Action, and Public Safety
R. Allen Hays
3. Formations of Participation: The Pathways of Emergent Community Land Trusts
Jakob Schneider, Claire Cahen, and Susan Saegert
4. Studying Learning in Neighborhood Level Democratic Activity: Participatory Budgeting in Chicago’s 49th Ward
5. Gentrification, Demobilization, and Participatory Possibilities
Jamila Michener and Diane Wong
6. Your Family, Your Neighborhood: An Intervention to Develop Social Cohesion
Daniel Brisson and Stephanie Lechuga-Peña
7. Citizens’ Roles in Public Service Delivery: Reconceptualizing Coproduction
8. Escape from Violence and Changes in Neighborhood Informal Social Control: Understanding Causes and Consequences of Residential Mobility
Eileen Ahlin and Maria João Lobo Antunes
Neighborhood Change and Neighborhood Action by R. Allen Hays is a unique multidisciplinary study of the importance and effectiveness of community engagement in creating positive change on a neighborhood level. With eight essays by various authors, Hays balances the intersection of theory and practice in participatory community development through examples big and small.
— Journal of Urban Affairs
Neighborhood Change and Neighborhood Action is an excellent, multidisciplinary look at the most significant contemporary issues related to neighborhood-based political action and social organization. It offers readers a variety of methods, analytical approaches, and theoretical perspectives, all focused on the most important neighborhood issues shaping the urban agenda today.
— Edward G. Goetz, University of Minnesota
R. Allen Hays’ edited volume offers an incisive, multidisciplinary vision of neighborhoods as engines of inclusive governance and civic participation. The chapters are contributed by leading experts on the forces that have shaped and are continuing to restructure neighborhoods in the United States and beyond. During an era of rising nationalism, nativism, social inequality, and the corporatization of our local and national politics, Hays’ book provides a compelling and timely counterpoint to these regressive trends that have gained traction in the early twenty-first century—both in the United States and throughout the world. Hays and his fellow authors show how neighborhoods can anchor future efforts to democratize our communities by actively engaging all residents—including presently marginalized members of low-income, racial minority, and immigrant groups—through inclusive governance and planning strategies. This book is an outstanding scholarly contribution to the interface of environment-behavior studies, urban planning, economics, sociology, and political science, with profound implications for community practice and public policy.
— Dan Stokols, University of California, Irvine
Collectively, the chapters included in this book constitute an important contribution to our understanding of how neighborhoods, and the social interactions that take place there, can act as platforms for collective social action and social change. This impressive and timely edited collection would make an excellent supplemental text for courses on community development and related topics.
— William M. Rohe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill