Community Economic Development in Canada, Vol. 2


248 pages
Contains Bibliography, Index
ISBN 0-07-551788-4
DDC 338.971




Reviewed by Lynn Bestari

Lynn Bestari is a community development consultant in Guelph, Ontario.


These two volumes provide a comprehensive treatment of the community
economic development field in Canada. Written by researchers/practioners
in the field, they cover the differing characteristics of community
economic development and local economic development (the authors do not
always agree on definitions of these two types of development); the
Canadian and global context in which communities have to survive;
federal and provincial policies and initiatives in regional development
and community economic development; and specific issues faced by
communities and the people involved in community economic development.
Case studies are also provided. These well-edited volumes will be of
particular interest to students and practitioners of community economic


Douglas, David J.A., “Community Economic Development in Canada, Vol. 2,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 13, 2024,