IFAS Community Development: Identifying Local Power Structures, The Positional Approach
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How to Cite

Brennan, Mark A. 2006. “IFAS Community Development: Identifying Local Power Structures, The Positional Approach: FCS9256/FY842, 7/2006”. EDIS 2006 (13). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fy842-2006.


FCS9256, a 3-page fact sheet by M.A. Brennan, is part of a series of discussions on community development. This paper focuses on the positional approach to identifying community power structures. It discusses the assumptions, procedures for application,, types of leaders identified, and the advantages and disadvantages of this approach. Includes references and suggested reading. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, July 2006.



Brennan, M. A. (2006). Identifying Local Power Structures to Facilitate Leadership and Community Development. Gainesville, FL: Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. EDIS. Publication number: FCS 9238/FY816.

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