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Residents' Efforts at Neighborhood Stabilization: Facing the Challenges of Inner-City Neighborhoods
Sociological Forum
  • Patrick G. Donnelly, University of Dayton
  • Theo J. Majka, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
6-1-1998
Abstract
This paper examines the response of residents in one inner-city, racially, and economically diverse neighborhood to a sudden increase in crime, drugs and disorder. Rather than withdrawing, residents in this neighborhood responded by organizing a major collective effort to develop a stabilization plan for the neighborhood. Factors useful in understanding this atypical response include a citywide structure that encourages citizen participation, the city government's commitment to the neighborhood, a history of neighborhood activism, and residents' commitment to the neighborhood. A social movement perspective that examines the nature of successful social movement organizations, the political context of movement activities, and micromovement processes is useful in analyzing cases of neighborhood activism.
Inclusive pages
189-213
ISBN/ISSN
0884-8971
Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Keywords
  • community crime prevention,
  • responses to disorder,
  • community organizing,
  • neighborhood mobilization,
  • neighborhood crime
Citation Information
Patrick G. Donnelly and Theo J. Majka. "Residents' Efforts at Neighborhood Stabilization: Facing the Challenges of Inner-City Neighborhoods" Sociological Forum Vol. 13 Iss. 2 (1998)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/patrick-donnelly/14/