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

Brennan, Mark A. 2006. “IFAS Community Development: Identifying Local Power Structures, The Reputational Approach: FCS 9257/FY843, 7/2006”. EDIS 2006 (13). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fy843-2006.


FCS9257, a 3-page fact sheet by M.A. Brennan, is part of a series of discussions on community development. This paper focuses on the reputational approach to identifying community power structures. It discusses the assumptions, the procedures for application,, the 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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