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Toward a New Theory of Community Economic Development

By Scott L. Cummings & Gregory Volz

Antipoverty lawyers should embrace a new direction in community economic development—one that promotes both economic equity and community empowerment. A critical reflection on the introductory essays leads to a more "equitable" community economic development model. This model suggests that the conventional community- based lawyering approach be integrated into the broader economic and racial justice movement to promote equitable growth strategies at the regional level.

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