Community Power and Empowerment takes direct aim at many of the longstanding weaknesses and ambiguities of empowerment theory, research, and practice. In addition, research has disproportionately emphasized psychological aspects of empowerment processes over organizational processes, while community empowerment processes have been neglected to an even greater extent. By connecting empowerment with community power and intertwining psychological, organizational, and
community levels of analysis, this volume provides a holistic framework for assessing and comparing community-driven change efforts. It also offers new guidance for inquiries into outcomes and impacts of empowerment processes on health and well-being. This book provides a staple resource for researchers,
organizational leaders, practitioners, and anyone who is interested in building more systematic understandings of collective action for change.