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A Case Study on the Community Organizations' Characteristics and Neighborhood Participation: The Case of Korean Community in Los Angeles

  • Journal of Regional Studies and Development
  • Abbr : JRSD
  • 2010, 19(1), pp.115-137
  • Publisher : Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development: IPAID
  • Research Area : Social Science > Area Studies > Regional Studies in general > Comparative / Statistical Regional Studies

Sang-Il Han 1

1연세대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This article is to describe these different characteristics and outcomes of the community non-profit organizations in neighborhood participation. The ideas of local governance have emerged from the tension between rationalism and participatory democracy. The intriguing discussions throughout the tension encompass the importance of the community organizations in neighborhood participation. The major findings of this study are that the effective organizational characteristics tend to enhance its outcomes in neighborhood participation. The multiple characteristics and the dynamic qualities of organizational capacity are both important. The important point for enhancing neighborhood participation is that the organizations must take into account the change in community profiles and capacity and set up strategic plans to address these significant changes, establishing an effective institutional design for close generational collaboration.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.