The Extent of Community Self-Help

  • Danny Burns
  • Colin C. Williams
  • Jan Windebank


Having outlined the scope of mutual aid and self-help, the aim of this chapter is to answer four key questions. How much community self-help takes place in contemporary society? Who engages in this activity? Why do they participate? And what are the barriers to participation?


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© Danny Burns, Colin C. Williams and Jan Windebank 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Danny Burns
    • 1
  • Colin C. Williams
    • 2
  • Jan Windebank
    • 3
  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandUK
  2. 2.University of LeicesterUK
  3. 3.University of SheffieldUK

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