Sociability, Social Capital, and Community Development

A Public Health Perspective

  • Ian Gillespie Cook
  • Jamie P. Halsall
  • Paresh Wankhade

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie P. Halsall, Paresh Wankhade
    Pages 1-14
  3. Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie P. Halsall, Paresh Wankhade
    Pages 15-30
  4. Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie P. Halsall, Paresh Wankhade
    Pages 31-44
  5. Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie P. Halsall, Paresh Wankhade
    Pages 45-55
  6. Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie P. Halsall, Paresh Wankhade
    Pages 57-67
  7. Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie P. Halsall, Paresh Wankhade
    Pages 69-82
  8. Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie P. Halsall, Paresh Wankhade
    Pages 83-94
  9. Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie P. Halsall, Paresh Wankhade
    Pages 95-108
  10. Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie P. Halsall, Paresh Wankhade
    Pages 109-122
  11. Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie P. Halsall, Paresh Wankhade
    Pages 123-133
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 135-140

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a critical understanding of contemporary issues within a global society and how these relate to eight case study examples (The Netherlands, UK, USA, China, India, South Africa, Bangladesh, and Japan). The authors draw on their rich and diverse experience to explore four major themes of contemporary relevance: overall aging of societies; governance and institutions; emergency services and public health provisions; and community activism and involvement. The key issues within the book - sociability, social capital, and community development - are examined in the context of an increasingly aging world population.  The authors' sense of optimism is linked to growing evidence that community activism is on the rise and can effectively plug the gap between public need and provision of service.

Ian G. Cook is Emeritus Professor of Human Geography at Liverpool John Moores University.

Jamie P. Halsall is Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of Huddersfield.

Paresh Wankhade is Professor of Leadership and Management at Edge Hill University.

Drawing from examples from across the world, this book argues for a recognition of the role of cooperation and sociability in addressing the public health challenges of the 21st century. This volume provides a welcome optimistic perspective on humanity’s future, focusing on what can be achieved when communities work together. It does not provide easy answers, but rather sheds light on possible avenues for alternative, more equitable futures.”

Katie Willis, Professor of Human Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London

Keywords

big society community activism community and quality of life community development emergency and disaster services social capital and aging

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian Gillespie Cook
    • 1
  • Jamie P. Halsall
    • 2
  • Paresh Wankhade
    • 3
  1. 1.Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Edge Hill UniversityOrmskirkUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11484-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11483-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11484-2
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Consumer Packaged Goods