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Georganiseerde discontinuïteit in de buurt – essay


Hans van Ewijk

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Hans van Ewijk is lector Sociaal Beleid aan de Hogeschool Utrecht en als buitengewoon hoogleraar verbonden aan de Universiteit van Tartu, Estland.
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Hans van Ewijk pleads for the promotion of social sustainability in community development. He outlines a number of characteristics of the current policy on community development. Based on these characteristics, he concludes that this policy is compulsively focused on intervention and innovation, which results in administrative rush. Social policy should move its attention: instead of focusing on interventions, it should promote trust in the intrinsic potential power of people, organisations and communities to adapt and to improve. This climate of trust will stimulate citizens and professionals to take an active part in the creation of social sustainability in their neighbourhoods.
How to Cite: van Ewijk, H., 2007. Georganiseerde discontinuïteit in de buurt – essay. Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice, 16(4), pp.31–35. DOI:
Published on 29 Dec 2007.
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