community power

community power

the distribution. The works of Floyd Hunter Community Power Structure (1963) and Robert Dahl Who Governs? (1961) are important examples of studies designed to test propositions about local political power. Controversy raged between the exponents of‘reputational’ studies of power (asking respondents who they believed held power), and those based on a direct analysis of actual ‘decisions’ made within local communities. The different approaches have led to markedly different conclusions about community power. While the ‘reputational’ method tended to discover ‘élites’, the ‘decisional’ approach has more often led to the conclusion that no élite of community power-holders exists. This suggests that the method of research employed has played a major part in determining the outcome of the research. Another possibility is that the choice of method of study is also related to the political predispositions of the researchers.

A further difficulty in studies of community power is the issue of how to include nondecisions, i.e. situations in which a mobilization of bias exists (Bachrach and Baratz, 1962), so that key issues never reach the political agenda. For example, in a steel town like Gary, Indiana, studied by Crenson (1971), potential issues such as pollution simply did not arise as actual issues. See also S. Lukes (1974).

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Inspired by the rich history of struggle and resistance in Mississippi and committed to a vision (the Jackson-Kush Plan), activists in Jackson are building institutions rooted in community power that combine politics and economic development into an alternative model for change, while addressing real, immediate needs of the people as experiences and analyses is reflected upon that links to a creative power that is unleashed when political struggle is grounded by a worldview freed from the inherent contradictions and limitations of reform liberalism.
On Leap Day, February 29, 2016, CUPW revealed a new vision summed up in the phrase Delivering Community Power. It is the collective brainchild of Friends of Public Services, Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association, the Leap Manifesto, SmartChange.ca, CUPW and ACORN Canada.
The Northern Powergrid Community Seed Fund winners were Earth Doctors, in Wylam, Workers Education Association North East Green Branch, North Tyneside Friends of the Earth, Northern Community Power (North Tyneside), Greening Wingrove, in Newcastle's East End, Muggleswick Parish Council and the International Community Organisation of Sunderland.
The Northern Powergrid Community Seed Fund winners were Earth Doctors, in Wylam; Workers Education Association North East Green Branch; North Tyneside Friends of the Earth; Northern Community Power (North Tyneside); Greening Wingrove, in Newcastle's West End; Muggleswick Parish Council; and the International Community Organisation of Sunderland.
Chairman Peter Rolton met the Minister and MP to discuss work currently underway, including a project with Honda on a biomass energy centre being developed for their Swindon site, as well as a proposed waste-to-energy plant and community power and heating network for the Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership.

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