Who Is Our Neighbor? Toward a Multilevel and Cross-National Roadmap for Building Community Capacity

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Abstract

The acceptance of diversity in neighborhood contexts has far-reaching implications across the developed and developing world, and it bears directly on social justice. Additionally, practitioners not only frequently work in diverse communities, but aim to build community capacity in such settings. Using a multilevel framework, this project quantitatively examines diverse neighbor acceptance across and within 70 nations. Results show that individual-level human capital and democratic institutions at the national level are driving forces behind diverse neighbor acceptance. Working toward a roadmap for building community capacity, the article highlights the multilevel nature of diverse neighbor acceptance in a cross-national context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-202
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Community Practice
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • community building
  • community practice
  • cross-national
  • diversity
  • multilevel models
  • social justice

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