Mike Lane | 09.04.2008 12:16 | Liverpool
The issues I will be looking at are community empowerment, fact or fiction? Structures used by officers and community outreach workers and whether those structures are conversant with real democratic procedures.
Is local government oppressive? Has local government evolved into an oppressive force in our communities? I will also be looking at the cultural perspective of British working class people who live in socially deprived communities and at the issue of whether they actively participate in their own subjugation by agencies that work within socially deprived communities, especially communities that have been earmarked for regeneration.
I will also be looking at the issue of antisocial behaviour and criminality.
I am looking for people who have worked in the community and any academics that would be interested in giving their views on these subjects or other subjects connected with the latter.