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- DescriptionIn Ghosts of Organizations Past, Dan Ryan asks, Why are urban communities such hard places to implement community improvement programs? Looking at New Haven, Connecticut, and a w-defunct program called Fighting Back, which was created to build community coalitions against the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, Ryan shows how the rmal properties of organizations generate apparent pathologies. He shows how the ghosts, or artifacts, of past organizations, both inhibited and enhanced Fighting Back's chances of success. Ryan draws on concepts from the study of organizations, social capital, and social networks to re-think questions such as What kind of thing is a community? and Why is it so difficult to build community initiatives out of organizations? He provides a social organizational explanation for problems familiar to anyone who has been involved in community programs, issues that are usually understood as personal incompetence, turf wars, greed, or corruption. Ghosts of Organizations Past describes the challenges of using organizations to create change in places in dire need of it.
- Author BiographyDan Ryan is Kathryn P. Hannam Associate Professor at Mills College in Oakland, California and Adjunct Professor of Technology and Social Science in the Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation at the University of Southern California.
- Author(s)Dan Ryan
- PublisherTemple University Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication10/06/2015
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationPhiladelphia PA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTemple University Press,U.S.
- Weight318 g
- Width3564 mm
- Height5346 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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