Below are the links of the 4 selected reading materials to write about, – please copy past the website addresses: Please read the following instructions and answer accordingly.
Ellerman’s notions about empowerment are based on a casework model. However, it is true that the more individuals are empowered (improved human capital), the greater the potential for growth in social capital. What might be some of the conflicts that might arise among economic classes as marginalized people become empowered? What role might a CED practitioner have in addressing these conflicts? And basing your opinion on the approaches described in the CED theses, have Adam Smith’s theories remained relevant to community practice? What adaptations to his theories do you observe that CED practitioners have made?
Community Organizing in the Eighties: Toward a Post-Alinsky Agenda