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CDS Book Series

CDS Colleagues, 

Our book series, Community Development Research and Practice, is the featured series this month at Routledge.  For the rest of the month, Routledge will offer 20% off on all titles in the series. Just use the discount code JRK93 on the Routledge website (http://www.routledge.com/books/series/CDRP/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SBU3_NOV13_LAB_Comm%2520Dev%2520Research). Take a moment and look over the new books offered.

If you're interested in submitting a proposal for a volume in the series, see http://www.comm-dev.org/publications/research-a-practice-series for guidelines. 

Congratulations to our authors for the first four books in the series! 

Rhonda Phillips
Series Editor 


The Community Development Society offers two book series, Community Development Research and Practice, and Community Development – Current Issues Series. Both are published in partnership with Routledge (www.routledge.com/books/).


 Community Development Research and Practice

This series serves community development practitioners and students, planners, public administrators, educators and others involved in research, practice and policy-making in the realm of community development, providing timely and useful information. Building on a 40+ year history of publishing the journal, Community Development, theseries seeks to contribute to the growing and rapidly changing knowledge base as a resource for practitioners and researchers alike.

Current volumes include:

Schools and Urban Revitalization

Rethinking Institutions and Community Development

Edited by Kelly L. Patterson, Robert Mark Silverman

New research in community development shows that institutions matter. Where the private sector disinvests from the inner city, public and nonprofit institutions step in and provide engines to economic revitalization and promote greater equity in society. Schools and Urban Revitalization collects...

Published September 30th 2013 by Routledge

Theory, Practice, and Community Development

Edited by Mark Brennan, Jeffrey Birdger, Theodore R. Alter

For many scholars, the study of community and community development is at a crossroads. Previously dynamic theories appear not to have kept pace with the major social changes of our day. Given our constantly shifting social reality we need new ideas and research that pushes the boundaries of...

Published May 29th 2013 by Routledge

Catalysts for Change

21st Century Philanthropy and Community Development

By Maria Martinez-Cosio, Mirle Rabinowitz Bussell

21st Century Philanthropy and Community fills a gap in the literature on philanthropic organizations and how they intertwine with community development. Drawing first on the history of philanthropic funding, Maria Martinez-Cosio and Mirle Bussell look at developments in the last twenty...

Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

Community Visioning Programs

Processes and Outcomes

Edited by Norman Walzer, Gisele F. Hamm

Community visioning is key in helping local public officials and community leaders create a flourishing future for their cities, and is essential for the effective planning and implementation of these strategies. Visioning involves collaborative goal setting to motivate actions – of planners,...

For additional information and updates, check the website at: http://www.routledge.com/books/series/CDRP/ 

 


To Submit a Proposal:

See the guidelines posted at the Community Development Website. Each work in the series will be published in hardcover, paperback, and electronic editions simultaneously. Each volume will be approximately 250 to 300 pages long (a manuscript of between 80,000 and 90,000 words and around 20 or 30 images).  Volumes can build on special issues or themes from the Journal, or new topics that are of interest to the profession. The author(s) of each volume can invite chapter contributions if desired. A proposal must be written and submitted to the Series Editor/Editorial Board for consideration. The Board will make an initial decision on review, then submit to Routledge for their consideration. Final decision is made at that point, and a contract is placed between author(s) and Routledge. It is anticipated that two to four volumes will be published per year in the series.

Submission Process

1.      General information - Each work in the series will be published in hardcover, paperback, and electronic editions simultaneously.

2.      Each volume will be approximately 250 to 300 pages long (a manuscript of between 80,000 and 90,000 words and around 20 or 30 images).

3.      Volumes can build on special issues or themes from the Journal, or new topics that are of interest to the profession. The author(s) of each volume can invite chapter contributions if desired.

4.      A proposal must be written and submitted to the Series Editor/Editorial Board for consideration. The Board will make an initial decision on review, then submit to Routledge for their consideration. Additional information may be requested by Routledge at this stage in the process. Final decision is made at that point.

5.      It is anticipated that two volumes will be published per year in the series.

Proposal Guidelines

Proposed title of the book

Full contact information for volume author(s)

Purpose and Overview of Book

What need does it fill?

What is the purpose or mission of the book?

Is it policy oriented, practical how-to, or?

Intended Audience

Aimed at the academic market?

Aimed at the practitioner market?

Level of writing

Competitive Assessment

Other similar books

Length of book (see limitation above)

Number of proposed chapters (estimated)

Graphics and other information to be included

Proposed Timeline

Chapter Outline

Proposed titles of chapters

Outlines or abstracts of chapters

Author information (if available)

In answering these questions, consider the market in the UK, Europe, America and the rest of the world and indicate whether any particular countries will be especially strong (or weak) markets for the book. Is the book used by a professional, industrial or governmental readership? Will any new readers be interested in the new edition? Please list likely job titles of readers and the type of firm or institution in which in which they will be found.  Is the book used as a textbook?  If so, which courses, at what level, use it?  Please specify course titles at as many different institutions as possible, including the course codes were known. Is it required reading (i.e. an adopted course text) or a recommended text? Will this change for the new edition?  Would any societies, associations, companies or other special interest groups be interested in purchasing bulk copies of the new edition; are there any other special markets?

We welcome your ideas and proposals for this exciting series!

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The Community Development Research and Practice Series Team

  Series Editor

RHONDA G. PHILLIPS
Arizona State University, USA
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Editorial Board

MARK BRENNAN
Pennsylvania State University, USA

 JAN FLORA
Iowa State University, USA

 GARY P. GREEN
University of Wisconsin, USA

 BRIAN MCGRATH, IRELAND
National University of Ireland

 NORMAN WALZER
Northern Illinois University, USA

 


 

Community Development – Current Issues Series

Editors: Paul Lachapelle and Rhonda Phillips


 

This series is designed to present books organized around special topics or themes first presented in the Society’s journal, Community Development, promoting exploration of timely and relevant issues impacting both community development practice and research. Building on a rich history of over 40+ years of publishing the journal, the series provides reprints of special issues and collections from the journal. Each volume is updated with the guest editor’s introductory chapter, bringing together current applications around the topical theme. The series is aimed primarily for library and organization collections and are printed in hard cover format. If you are a special issues editor for the journal and interested in developing a book title from this work, please contact either of the series editors.

For additional information, see the website at: http://www.routledge.com/books/series/CDS/

Current volume titles are:

Community Development Approaches to Improving Public Health

Edited by Robert Ogilvie

As the rates of chronic diseases, like diabetes, asthma and obesity skyrocket, research is showing that the built environment – the way our cities and towns are developed – contributes to the epidemic rates of these diseases. It is unlikely that those who planned and developed these places  envisioned these situations. Public health, community development planning, and other fields influencing the built environment have operated in isolation for much of recent history, with the result being places that public health advocates have labeled, ‘designed for disease’. The sad irony of this is that planning and public health arose together, in response to the need to create health standards, zoning and building codes to combat the infectious diseases that were prevalent in the industrializing cities of late nineteenth and early twentieth century America. In recent years, the dramatic rise in chronic disease rates in cities and towns has begun to bring public health and planning back together to promote development pattern and policies facilitating physical activity and neighborly interactions as antidotes. In this book, a number of such community development efforts are highlighted, bringing attention to the need to coordinate planning, community development and health policy.

Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

 

Tourism, Planning, and Community Development

Edited by Rhonda PhillipsSherma Roberts

The intersection of community development, tourism and planning is a fascinating one. Tourism has long been used as a development strategy, in both developed and developing countries, from the national to local levels. These approaches have typically focused on economic dimensions with decisions about tourism investments, policies and venues driven by these economic considerations. More recently, the conversation has shifted to include other aspects – social and environmental – to better reflect sustainable development concepts. Perhaps most importantly is the richer focus on the inclusion of stakeholders. An inclusionary, participatory approach is an essential ingredient of community development and this brings both fields even closer together. It reflects an approach aimed at building on strengths in communities, and fostering social capacity and capital. In this book, the dimensions of the role tourism plays in community development are explored. A panoply of perspectives are presented, tackling such questions as, can tourism heal? How can tourism development serve as a catalyst to overcome social injustices and cultural divides?

Published July 18th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books:

Community Leadership Development: A Compendium of Theory, Research, and Application
Edited by Mark A. Brennan
To Be Published  February 26th 2013

Community Economic Development
Edited by Rhonda PhillipsTerry Besser
To Be Published  April 14th 2013

Local Food and Community Development
Edited by Gary Paul GreenRhonda Phillips
To Be Published  February 28th 2013

Developing Sustainable Agriculture and Community
Edited by Lionel J. "Bo" BeaulieuJeffrey Jordan
To Be Published  April 2nd 2013

Cooperatives and Community Development
Edited by Vanna GonzalesRhonda Phillips
To Be Published  April 14th 2013

Sustainable Rural Development: Sustainable livelihoods and the Community Capitals Framework
Edited by Mary EmeryIsabel Gutierrez-Montes,Edith Fernandez-Baca
To Be Published  May 12th 2013