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The following publications developed by the ABCD Institute, as well as individuals and groups within our network. Many are available for free download by clicking on the document title. Several of our workbooks  may be ordered directly from our publisher, ACTA, by downloading the order form. If you are ordering more than a few books, please contact ACTA to confirm inventory. 

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Associations | Collective Impact | Connecting Assets | Economic Development | Evaluation | Inclusion | International Development | Neighborhood Development | Neighborhood as Educator | Rural Development | Criminal Justice System | Faith Based Organizations | Funders | Governments | Institutional Assets and Strategies | Libraries | Media | Medical and Health | Schools and Universities | Social Services | Publications by John McKnight

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ABCD Basics

Asset-Based Community Development: The Essentials by John McKnight (2017)

A Basic Guide to ABCD Community Organizing by John McKnight (2013).

Asset-focused Leadership Part 1 by John Hammerlink 

The Future of Low-Income Neighborhoods and the People Who Reside There: A Capacity-Oriented Strategy for Neighborhood Development by John L. McKnight.

Regenerating Community: The Recovery of a Space for Citizens by John L. McKnight, Distinguished Public Policy Lecture, Institute for Policy Research (2003).

A Twenty-First Century Map for Healthy Communities and Families by John L. McKnight (1997).

What Is Asset Based Community Development? (ABCD) by the Collaborative for Neighborhood Transformation

ABCD and Community Development

Associations

Asset-focused Leadership Part 2 by John Hammerlink

The Four–Legged Stool: The Unique Functions of Associations in Community Life by John McKnight (2013).

Getting Connected: How to Find Out about Groups and Organizations in Your Neighborhood Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University and Department of Rehabilitation Services State of Illinois, (August 1988). Global Development

A Study of the Community Benefits Provided by Local Associations by John McKnight (2013).

Voluntary Associations in Low-Income Neighborhoods: An Unexplored Community Resource by John P. Kretzmann, John L. McKnight and Nicol Turner (1996).

Collective Impact

Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever) by Melody Barnes and Paul Schmitz, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Data-driven and evidence-based practices present new opportunities for public and social sector leaders to increase impact while reducing inefficiency. But in adopting such approaches, leaders must avoid the temptation to act in a top-down manner. Instead, they should design and implement programs in ways that engage community members directly in the work of social change.

The Four Components of Effective Collective Impact: Through the Lens of Asset-Based Community Development and Results-Based Accountability TM by Dan Duncan, Results Leadership Group (2015)

Connecting Assets

A Guide to Selecting Community Connectors by Joe Erpenbeck (2015).

Economic Development

Building the Mercado Central: Asset-Based Development and Community Entrepreneurship workbook by Geralyn Sheehan (2003).
The Mercado Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota — a retail business cooperative and incubator — is the result of the creativity and hard work of members of a Latino immigrant community that joined forces with a faith-based organizing group and a variety of community organizations to build a traditional marketplace in their inner-city neighborhood. (Download the order form)

Community Transformation: Turning Threats into Opportunities by Luther Snow with Uchenna Ukaegbu (2001).
This workbook examines how communities have turned threats to their well-being into opportunities through a process of transformation. It tell the stories of eight communities as they broke out of a vicious cycle of disadvantage and despair and moved into a cycle of hope and action that turned their visions into reality.

A Guide to Mapping Consumer Expenditures and Mobilizing Consumer Expenditure Capacities by John P. Kretzmann, John L. McKnight, and Deborah Puntenney (1996).
This guide presents a model for exploring how individual make choices about the purchase of products and services, and about how much they spend on specific kinds of items. (Download the order form)

A Guide to Mapping Local Business Assets and Mobilizing Local Business Capacities by John P. Kretzmann, John L. McKnight, and Deborah Puntenney (1996).
This workbook outlines a plan for understanding what businesses exist in a community, what kinds of resources they possess, and to what extent they are, or could be, mobilized toward community development efforts. 

A Guide to Mapping and Mobilizing the Economic Capacities of Local Residents by John P. Kretzmann, John L. McKnight and Deborah Puntenney (1996).
This workbook offers a template for discovering what kinds of skills, abilities and experiences individuals possess that could be translated into economic activity and increased economic stability for a local community. (Download the order form)

Evaluation

The Classic Duo: Accountability and Community Development Can Help Unlock an Abundance of Resources by Dan Duncan (2012).

A Guide to Evaluating Asset-Based Community Development: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities by Tom Dewar (1997).
This guide is written primarily for community-building practitioners from the point of view of an experienced evaluator, but it should also be useful for funders and others who would like to be helpful to community builders. It provides guidance about how evaluation strategies can actually improve the work of community builders, identifies and clarifies the most important issues and dilemmas in evaluating community-building projects, and suggests 10 important principles for those wishing to implement evaluation strategies which are appropriate for this work. (Download the order form)

Inclusion

Community Building in Logan Square by Mary O'Connell (1990).

The Gift of Hospitality by Mary O'Connell (1988).

Hidden Treasures: Building Community Connections by Engaging the Gifts of People on Welfare, People with Disabilities, People with Mental Illness, Older Adults, and Young People by Susan A. Rans (2005). [Download PDF of toolbox only]

How to Recognize That the "Deficits" of People Labeled Disabled Are Actually Assets by Judith Snow (1998)

International Development

Agents Rather than Patients, address by Dr. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Executive Director, UN-HABITAT (2003).

Agents Rather than Patients by the Building and Social Housing Foundation (2003). This booklet on asset-based community development is based on a national consultation held at Windsor Castle in England. It is a comprehensive review of asset-based principles, theory and practice in the United Kingdom, but will be very useful to practitioners in other countries.

Communities in Control: Developing Assets, Carnegie Foundation report on the first European ABCD Summit, by Cormac Russell (2009).

From Needs to Assets: Charting a Sustainable Path Towards Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries, Global Sustainable Development Conference, by Cormac Russell (2009).

Reflections on the Catalytic Role of an Outsider in Asset-Based Community Development by Terry Bergdall (2012).

Neighborhood Development

Asset Based Neighborhood Organizing: The Method of the Abundant Community Initiative in Edmonton, Canada by Kim Hopes, John McKnight and Howard Lawrence (2015).

The Classic Duo: Accountability and Community Development Can Help Unlock an Abundance of Resources by Dan Duncan (2012).

Community Capacities and Community Necessities, address by John L. McKnight, at the “From Clients to Citizens Forum,” Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia (2009).

Community Transformation: Turning Threats into Opportunities by Luther Snow with Uchenna Ukaegbu (2001).
This workbook examines how communities have turned threats to their well-being into opportunities through a process of transformation. It tell the stories of eight communities as they broke out of a vicious cycle of disadvantage and despair and moved into a cycle of hope and action that turned their visions into reality.

Discovering Community Power: A Guide to Mobilizing Local Assets and Your Organization’s Capacity by John P. Kretzmann and John L. McKnight, with Sarah Dobrowolski and Deborah Puntenney (2005).
This guide will help any organization strengthen itself by enhancing connections with the community’s assets, strengthen the community by investing in the community’s assets, and strengthen current and future community-based projects, activities and proposals.

Exemplary Materials for Designing a Community Building Initiative in a Neighborhood by John L. McKnight (2011).

A Guide to Capacity Inventories: Mobilizing the Community Skills of Local Residents by John P. Kretzmann, John L. McKnight and Geralyn Sheehan, with Mike Green and Deborah Puntenney (1997).
This book provides 11 clear examples of capacity inventories developed and used by different communities across the United States as well as practical reasons and valuable tips for conducting and using capacity inventories in your community. These stories represent just a few of the creative ways that community groups around the country are making the asset-based development process work for them.

A Guide to Creating a Neighborhood Information Exchange: Building Communities by Connecting Local Skills and Knowledge by John P. Kretzmann, John L. McKnight and Deborah Puntenney (1998).
This book presents a simple, inexpensive method for discovering untapped local resources that can be shared among community members. It shows how to design and operate a capacity-listing-and-referral service utilizing volunteers, donated space and a minimal budget. This model can be modified and expanded for larger groups with greater resources.

A Guide to Mapping and Mobilizing the Associations in Local Neighborhoods
by Nicol Turner, John L. McKnight and John P. Kretzmann (1999). This workbook outlines the steps for collecting, organizing and using information about a neighborhood's citizen associations. It also shows how to identify the community-building activities in which the associations are currently involved, and determine the kinds of efforts in which they might want to become involved in the future.

Identifying the Artistic Assets in a Neighborhood

Mapping Community Capacity by John L. McKnight and John P. Kretzmann (1990).

Modern Mentoring by John L. McKnight (2013).

Neighborhood Necessities: Seven Functions That Only Effectively Organized Neighborhoods Can Provide by John McKnight (2013).

Neighborhood Planning by John L. McKnight (2011).

On the Conduct of Forums: Community Invention by Stanley J. Hallett, PhD (1992).

A Study of the Community Benefits Provided by Local Associations by John McKnight (2013).

Neighborhood as Educator

The Educating Neighborhood: How Neighbors Create "A Village That Raises Their Children" and Guide to Implementatio​n by John L. McKnight (2016)

Organizing Neighbors to be Teachers by Julie Filapek (2015).

Rural Development

Asset Based Approaches to Rural Community Development by Tara O'Leary and the International Association for Community Development for Carnegie UK Trust (2007).

The Organization of Hope: A Workbook for Rural Asset-Based Community Development by Luther Snow (2001).
This workbook explores these questions: How do you build your rural community from the inside out? How do you find and mobilize the assets of your small town and rural area? It tells inspiring stories of rural communities from across the countryside and covers points for getting started, strategies for turning assets and hope into action and new relationships, and practical examples of appropriate projects and methods to consider in a rural community. (Download the order form)

ABCD and Institutions

Criminal Justice System

Making a Case for an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Approach to Probation: From Reformation to Transformation by Cormac Russell (2010).

Faith Based Organizations

Asset-Based Community Development: A Theological Reflection by Al Barrett, Vicar of Hodge Hill Church in Birmingham (2013).

Asset-Based Strategies for Faith Communities workbook by Susan Rans and Hilary Altman (2002).
This workbook presents a collection of stories from Christian churches and organizations throughout the United States. Each describes a particular faith-based initiative aimed at revitalizing a congregation or its surrounding community, and several stories include activities designed to spur economic development.

Death and Resurrection of an Urban Church by Robert King, Faith & Leadership, Duke Divinity (2015).

Funders

Asset Based Guidelines for Foundations

City-Sponsored Community Building: Savannah’s Grants for Blocks Story workbook by Deborah Puntenney and Henry Moore (1998).
This guide tells the story of how the City of Savannah sponsored an enormously successful small grants program called Grants for Blocks, which enabled residents of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) neighborhoods to initiate and implement their own neighborhood improvement projects. It illustrates how the program generated a positive impact in Savannah neighborhoods by providing a simple mechanism for local people to become involved with their neighbors, to develop and improve relationships with the city, to acquire and utilize new skills, and to take an active role in building their own dreams and visions for their community. (Download the order form)

Discovering Community Power: A Guide to Mobilizing Local Assets and Your Organization’s Capacity  by John P. Kretzmann and John L. McKnight, with Sarah Dobrowolski and Deborah Puntenney (2005).
This guide will help any organization strengthen itself by enhancing connections with the community’s assets, strengthen the community by investing in the community’s assets, and strengthen current and future community-based projects, activities and proposals.

​Social Justice Philanthropy by Deborah Puntenney and G. Albert Ruesga. 2010

Governments

Leading by Stepping Back: A Guide for City Officials on Building Neighborhood Capacity by Henry Moore and Deborah Puntenney (1999).
This workbook tells the story of Savannah's experience in developing a citizen-centered city government that allowed it to work productively with local residents to improve troubled neighborhoods and build a stronger community. It illustrates the neighborhood development strategies implemented over time that resulted in a new understanding of residents as co-producers of healthy communities rather than simply consumers of government programs and services. (Download the order form)

A Study of the Community Benefits Provided by Local Associations by John McKnight (2013).

City-Sponsored Community Building: Savannah’s Grants for Blocks Story workbook by Deborah Puntenney and Henry Moore (1998).
This guide tells the story of how the City of Savannah sponsored an enormously successful small grants program called Grants for Blocks, which enabled residents of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) neighborhoods to initiate and implement their own neighborhood improvement projects. It illustrates how the program generated a positive impact in Savannah neighborhoods by providing a simple mechanism for local people to become involved with their neighbors, to develop and improve relationships with the city, to acquire and utilize new skills, and to take an active role in building their own dreams and visions for their community. (Download the order form)

Institutional Assets and Strategies

A Guide to Building Sustainable Organizations from the Inside Out: An Organizational Capacity Building Toolbox from the Chicago Foundation for Women by Deborah Puntenney (2000).
This workbook describes the Chicago Foundation for Women’s SHOW-21 program (Sustainability of Health Organizations for Women into the 21st Century), an innovative example of how successful capacity building can be undertaken among nonprofit organizations. The workbook illustrates the SHOW-21 model for increasing organizational sustainability and offers a series of activities and tools to other groups interested in this effective approach.

Seven ABCD Principles for Institutions by Tom Mosgaller

Institutions

Libraries

The Engaged Library: Chicago Stories of Community Building by John P. Kretzmann and Susan A. Rans (2005).

Media

Newspapers and Neighborhoods: Strategies for Achieving Responsible Coverage of Local Communities​ edited by John P. Kretzmann, John L. McKnight and Deborah Puntenney (1999).
This volume brings together three articles that explore different aspects of the relationship between local communities and the newspapers that print stories about them. In "A Guide to Developing a Community-Based Strategy for Influencing Local Neighborhood Coverage," Byron White suggests ways that citizens can make a difference in terms of the coverage their neighborhood receives. In "A Case Study of a Neighbourhood Coalition's Program to Influence Newspaper Coverage," Ruth Morris relates the story of how several neighborhoods in metropolitan Toronto organized around the issue of negative media coverage. In "A Research Report on Newspaper Portrayals of Six Neighbourhoods in Metropolitan Toronto" (excerpted from a previously published report), Eva Weinroth, Suzanne F. Jackson and Keith Schloskey present a study of newspaper portrayals of six neighborhoods in metropolitan Toronto.

Medical and Health

Grassroots Activism and Community Health Improvement by Deborah Puntenney and Barbara Zappia (2010).

Health and Place: Activating Communities Around the Social Determinants of health Deborah Puntenney and Barbara Zappia. 2012

New Community Tools for Improving Child Health: A Pediatrician’s Guide to Local Associations by John L. McKnight and Carol A. Pandak (1999).

A New Formula for Child Health by Deborah Marois, Elizabeth Sterba, John P. Kretzmann and Richard Pan (2008).

Schools and Universities

Building Mutually Beneficial Relationships Between Schools and Communities: The Role of a Connector by Dacia Chrzanowski, Susan Rans and Raymond Thompson (2010).

Community-Based Development and Local Schools: A Promising Partnership by John P. Kretzmann (1992).

How Universities Can Make Their Assets Transparent to Neighborhood Groups: The Community Service Voucher Project by Jim Pitts (1977)

A Primer for a School’s Participation in the Development of Its Local Community by John L. McKnight (1988).

School Participation in Local Community Economic Development by John P. Kretzmann (1993).

University–Community Relationships: An ABCD Approach by Byron White (2012).

Social Services

Building the Bridge from Client to Citizen: A Community Toolbox for Welfare Reform by John P. Kretzmann and Michael B. Green (1998).

The Classic Duo: Accountability and Community Development Can Help Unlock an Abundance of Resources by Dan Duncan (2012).


Publications by John McKnight

2010s

​McKnight, J., Block, P., and Brueggemann, W.  (2016). An other kingdom: Departing the consumer culture. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Hopes, K., McKnight, J., and Lawrence, H. (2015, May). Asset based neighborhood organizing: The method of the abundant community initiative in Edmonton, Canada. Evanston, Illinois: Asset Based Community Development Institute.

McKnight, J. (2015, 13 January). Low-income communities are not needy- they have assets. Faith and Leadership.

McKnight, J. (2014, Spring). Building a hopeful future. Connections, 2.

McKnight, J. and Block, P. (2014). The hidden treasures in your neighborhood. In S. Van Gelder (Ed.), Sustainable happiness: Live simply, live well, make a difference (pp. 101-106). Oakland, CA: Yes! Magazine.

McKnight, J. (2014). One man’s adventurous discovery of his own neighborhood / A children’s guide to dismantling our economy. [Unpublished essay?]

McKnight, J. (2013, Fall). Neighborhood necessities: Seven functions that only effectively organized neighborhoods can provide. National Civic Review, 102(3), 22-24.

McKnight, J. (2013, 1 May). Sensible life ~ A thought. The Abundant Community.

McKnight, J. (2013, 29 March). Defining “community and “neighborhood.

McKnight, J. (2013, 20 February). Modern Mentoring. Abundant Community.

McKnight, J. (2013). The four-legged stool. Washington, D.C.: The Kettering Foundation.

McKnight, J. (2012, December). What it takes to be a citizen in a community. Unpublished essay.

McKnight, J. (2012, October 28). Opening the neighborhood treasure chest. The New Confluence Project.

Kavaloski, V. and Kavaloski, J. (2012, August). Associations: The vital center of democracy. Voice of the River Valley, 12. [Note: Article is about a presentation given by John McKnight.]

McKnight, J. and Block, P. (2011, Winter). The good life? It’s close to home: Rebuilding families and neighborhoods around the gifts each of us offers. Yes!, 56, 48-51.

Hurlbert, W. [Interviewer]. (2010, 24 November). Peter Block and John McKnight: The abundant community. Blog Business Success: Blog Talk Radio. Transcription by W. Lambeth.

McKnight, J. and Block, P. (2010, December). Systems and managers: Their growth threatens our welfare. Leadership Excellence, 17.

McKnight, J. & Block, P. (2010, June). Limits of consumption: Satisfaction can’t be purchased. Leadership Excellece,18.

McKnight, J. & Block, P. (2010, May). Abundant community: Rediscover your neighborhood gifts. Personal Excellence, 13.

McKnight, J. (2010). Asset mapping in communities. In Morgan, A., Ziglio, E., and Davies, M (Eds.), Health assets in a global context: Theory, methods, action. New York: Springer.

McKnight, J., and Block, P.  (2010). The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

2000s

McKnight, J. (2009, 5 August). What we need is each other: No matter how hard they try, our very best institutions cannot do many things that only we can do. Yes! Magazine.

McKnight, J. (2009, 8 July). Community capacities and community necessities. Opening remarks at the From Clients to Citizens Forum, Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier Univeristy, Antigonish, Novia Scotia.

McKnight, J. (2007). The Summit Negotiations: Chicago, August 17, 1966-August 26, 1966. In D. Garrow (Ed.), Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement (pp. 111-145). Brooklyn, New York: Carlson Publishing.

McKnight, J. (2005, January). A new approach to building stronger neighborhoods. Unpublished essay.

McKnight, J. (2005). Asset-based community development. The Journal of Community Work and Development, 7, 18-32.

McKnight, J. (2004, November-December). The economy of good works. Mouth Magazine, 15(4), 16-18.

McKnight, J. (2003, Spring). A twenty-first century map for healthy families and communities. Working Strategies: Helping Families Grow Stronger, 6(5), 1-2.

McKnight, J. (2003) Community and its counterfeits. Common Ground, 143, pp. 2, 29.

McKnight, J. (2000). Rationale for a community approach to health improvement. In T. Bruce and S.U. McKane (Eds.), Community-based public health: A partnership model. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association.

1990s

Kinahan, D. (1999, Spring). When the glass is half full. Who Cares? The Toolkit for Social Change, 38-40.

McKnight, J. and Pandak, C.A. (1999, April). New community tools for improving child health: A pediatrician’s guide to local associations. Evanston and Oak Brook, IL: Community Access to Child Health, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Asset-based Community Development Institute.

McKnight, J., Sidford, H., Ivory, G., Rabkin, N. and Pavlick, K. (1999, January). Cultural assets: A roundtable discussion. Business/Arts Quarterly, 3-13.

McKnight, J. (1999). Philanthropy & the church in the city. In J. Cistone & E. Reichard (Eds.), Common ground for the common good: The church in the city regional forum series proceedings (pp. 62-65). Cleveland:The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.

An interview with John McKnight: The man who is making an old idea new again. (1998, Fall). Common Focus, 2.

McKnight, J. (1998). Hidden treasure. In M. Larned (Ed.), Stone soup for the world: Life changing stories of kindness and courageous acts of service (pp. 15-17). Berkeley, CA: Connari Press.

McKnight, J. (1998). Turning communities around. Canadian Housing, 15(1), 9-12.

French translation. Aider les collectivités à se reprendre en main. Canadian Housing (Habitation Canadienne), 15(1), 13-16.

Barnett, K. (1997, June). The future of community benefit programming: An expanded model for planning and assessing the participation of health care organizations in community health improvement activities. Berkeley: The Public Health Institute and The Western Consortium for Public Health. [Note: John McKnight is listed in acknowledgements.]

McKnight, J. (1997, May/June). John says: That’s pity peddling, misery merchandising—using pity to raise money to pay professionals to create clients. Mouth: Voice of the Disability Nation, 10-11.

Project Friendship Society and the College of New Caledonia. (1997). The Prince George connector: A guide to local clubs, interest and support groups. Prince George, British Columbia: College of New Caledonia Press.

McKnight, J. (1996, November-December). Prepare for the coming One. The Other Side, 6-7.

McKnight, J. and Kretzmann, J. (1996, November). Support from governments for community building. Minnesota Cities, 81(11), 8-11.

McKnight, J. (1996, September/October). A revolution of the senses. The Other Side, 22-28.

McKnight, J. (1996, Fall). Counting in those who have been counted out. The Eagle News / Nociero El Aguila, 13.

Kretzman, J. and McKnight, J. (1996, Summer). Artists as assets for community building. Stone Soup, 14(4), 3. Published by the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.

McKnight, J. (1996, April). Mapping community assets. In Community oriented primary care: A vision for health conference transcripts (pp. 75-86). Health Policy Institute at the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center.

McKnight, J. (1996). A 21st century map for healthy communities and families. A report of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute and the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.

McKnight, J. (1997, March/April). A 21st century map for healthy communities and families. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Society 78(2), 117-127.

McKnight, J. (1995, November/December). Why ‘servanthood’ is bad. The other side, 56-59.

McKnight, J. (1995, September). Is the helping hand really helping? Front & Centre, 3-4.

McKnight, J. (1995, Autumn). Community: Will we know it when we see it? Wingspread Journal, 8-10.

McKnight, J. (1995, January/February). The asset of local community. Rural Health, FYI: The Magazine of the National Rural Health Association, 17(1), 8-10.

Kretzmann, J. & McKnight, J. (1995). Building communities from the inside out. Health & Developmet, 4, 12-18.

McKnight, J. (1995). The careless society: Community and its counterfeits. New York: BasicBooks.

French translation. La société négligent: La société et ses contrefaçons. Geneve: Editions Des Deux Continents.

McKnight, J. (1994, June 21). Stone walls, iron bars: We can’t simply lock up poverty and crime. Chicago Tribune.

McKnight, J. (1994, March). Rethinking our national incarceration policy. In National Criminal Justice Commission: Toward a vision for justice [Conference proceedings].

Cayley, D. (1994, 17 January). Community and its counterfeits: An interview with John McKnight. Ideas, 3(10), 1-26.

Reprint: Cayley, D. (2008, March-April). Community and its counterfeits: An interview with John McKnight. Mouth Magazine, 106.

McKnight, J., and Kretzmann, J. (1993). Building communities from the inside out: A path toward finding and mobilizing a community’s assets. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research.

Dutch Translation. Wijkontwikkeling op eigen kracht. National Network of Resident’s Associations.

Spanish Translation. Construindo comunidades de dentro para fora. 

McKnight, J. (1993). In university and community. In Mike Money (Ed.) Health & community: Holism in practice (pp. 123-134). Cambridge, England: Green Books.

McKnight, J. (1993). Service peddlers versus community believers. Health & Development, 3, 3-7.

McKnight, J. (1993). Taking charge of health in a Chicago neighborhood. In Richard Luecke (Ed.), A new dawn in Guatemala: Toward a worldwide health vision (pp. 219-227). Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, Inc.

McKnight, J. (1992, Fall-Winter). Redefining community. Social Policy, 56-61.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1996, Summer). Redefining community. Kettering Review, 24-30.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1997). Redefining community. Inclusion News, 16.

McKnight, J. (1992, 17 August). Diagnosis and the health of community. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

McKnight, J. (1992, 6 February). Two tools for well-being: Health systems and communities. Presented at the Conference on Medicine for the 21st Century. Sponsored by the American Medical Association, The Annenberg Center at Eisenhower, the Annenberg Washington Program, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Reprinted: McKnight, J. (1997). Two tools for well-being: Health systems and communities. In Meredith Minkler (Ed.), Community organizing and community building for health (pp. 20-25). New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

McKnight, J. (1991, Spring-Summer). Services are bad for people: You’re either a citizen or a client. Organizing, 41-44.

McKnight, J. (1990, 8 November). John McKnight Address to The New Haven Foundation.

Raspberry, W. (1990, 3 April). Above all, ‘experts’ should do no harm. Chicago Tribune. [Article is about John McKnight’s approach to community development.]

McKnight, J. (1990). A British Columbian legacy. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

McKnight, J., and Kretzmann, J. P. (1990). Mapping community capacity. Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University.

Reprint: McKnight, J. and Kretzmann, J. (1992). Mapping community capacity. New Designs for Youth Development, 10(1), 9-15.

Reprint: McKnight, J., and Kretzmann, J. P. (2012). Mapping Community Capacity. In Meredith Minkler (Ed.), Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare (pp. 171-186). New Brunswick, New Jersey, and London: Rutgers University Press.

1980s

McKnight, J. (1989, Summer). Do no harm: Policy options that meet human needs. Social Policy, 20(1), 5-15.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1996, Fall/Winter). Do no harm. The Community Journal: Building a Better Virginia Together, 12-13.

McKnight, J. (1989). Beyond community services. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

McKnight, J. (1989). Organizing the community. In M.H. Linz, P. McAnnally, and C. Wieck (Eds.), Case management: Historic, current & future (pp. 21-30). Cambridge, MA: Brookline Books.

McKnight, J. (1988, Fall). Building healthy communities. National [magazine of the Canadian Mental Health Association], 3-4.

O’Connell, M. (1988, Septiembre). El regalo de la hospidalidad: Cómo abrir las puertas a la vida de communidad para los impedidos. Northwestern University Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research. [Note: John McKnight is listed as primary investigator on the project.]

McKnight, J. (1988, Spring). Where can health communication be found? The Journal of Applied Communication Research, 16(1), 39-43.

McKnight, J. (1988, Winter). Centerpiece. Urban Affairs News, 8-9.

McKnight, J. (1987). Communities that help people. Proceedings of the Calgary Service Planning for Alberta’s Community Rehabilitation Services. The Spokesman, 3-7.  

McKnight, J. (1987). Joyful gerrymanders: Redrawing the social policy map. Jubilee, 4(1), 24-28. Social Concerns and the Episcopal Church.

McKnight, J. (1987). The future of low-income neighborhoods and the people who reside there: A capacity strategy for neighborhood development. Evanston: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research.  

McKnight, J. (1986, June). Things go better with neighbors (Mary O’Connell interviews John McKnight). Salt, 6(6), 4-11. Chicago: Claretian Brothers and Fathers.

McKnight, J. (1986, Spring). Where do they come from? Forum: The Donors Forum of Chicago, 3.

McKnight, J. (1986, February/March). Social services and the poor: Who needs who? Utne Reader, 14, 118-121.

McKnight, J. (1986). De-medicalization and possibilities for health. In P. Ekins (Ed.), The living economy: A new economics in the making (pp. 122-127). London and New York: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

McKnight, J. (n.d.). Demedicalization and the possibilities of health. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

McKnight, J. (1986). Looking at capacity, not deficiency. In M. Lipsitz (Ed.), Revitalizing our cities: New approaches to solving urban problems (pp. 101-106). Washington, D.C: The Fund for an American Renaissance and the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise.

McKnight, J. (1986). The need for oldness. Center on Aging, 2, 2-5. McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University.

McKnight, J. (1986). Thinking about crime, sacrifice and community. Augustus: A Journal of Progressive Human Services, IX(8), 10-16.

McKnight, J. (1986). Well-being: The new threshold to the old medicine. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 6, 1-5.

McKnight, J. (1985, November). Regenerating community. Presentation at Empowerment through partnership: A search conference on mental health advocacy. Ottawa, CA.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1987, Winter). Regenerating community. Social Policy, 54-58.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1988). Regenerating community. In D. Gold and J. McGill (Eds.), The pursuit of leisure: Enriching lives with people who have a disability (pp. 9-22). Downsview, ON: G. Allan Roeher Institute.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1989, Fall). Regenerating community. Kettering Review, 40-50.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1995, Summer). Regenerating community. Social Policy, 41.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1999). Regenerating community. In Compton, B. and Galaway, B. (Eds.), Social work processes (6th Edition) (pp. 429-436). Washington, D.C.: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.

Chandler, C. (1985, November). Interview with John McKnight. Chicago Magazine, 203-207.

McKnight, J. (1985, August). Where can health communication be found? In A Summer Conference of Health Communication (pp. 23-28). Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University.

McKnight, J. (1985, Summer). A reconsideration of the crisis of the welfare state. Social Policy, 27-30.

McKnight, J. (1985, May/June). Health and empowerment. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 76. 37-42.

McKnight, J. (1985, May/June). Self-help vs. professional help. Epilepsy Newsletter, 3-4.

McKnight, J. (1985, 17 Febrero). Politizar la atención a la salud. El Gallo Illustrado, 2-4.

McKnight, J. (1985, 3 January). Grief processors: Service technology could kill our sense of community. Pacific News Service.  

Young, Q. & McKnight, J. (1985, Winter). Crisis in the social welfare state: Sweden at the crossroads: An interview with John McKnight. Health & Medicine: Journal of the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, 3(1), 8-12.

McKnight, J. (1985). Perspective: Prevention and poverty. Health & Medicine: Journal of The Health and Medicine Policy, 3(2), 38-39.

McKnight, J. (1985). Health and empowerment. Radical Community Medicine, 22, 34-37.

McKnight, J. (1984, October). John Deere and the bereavement counselor. Foote School, New Haven, CT.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1985, June). Disabling professionals: John Deere and the bereavement counselor. Coping: The Magazine of the Maine Association of Handicapped Persons, 4-5.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1985, September/October). John Deere and the bereavement counselor: Turning community into desert. RAIN, XI(6), 6-11.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1997). John Deere and the bereavement counselor. In Hildegarde Hannum (Ed.), People, land and community (pp. 168-177). New Haven: Yale University Press.

McKnight, J. (1984, 3 Junio). Una reconsideración del Estado benefactor. El Gallo Illustrado, 5-7.

McKnight, J. and Kretzman, J. (1984, Winter). Community organizing in the 1980s: Toward a post-Alinsky agenda. Social Policy, 15-17.

Reprint: McKnight, J. and Kretzmann, J. (1986, Summer). Community organizing in the 1980s: Toward a post-Alinsky agenda. Partner, 1-3.

McKnight, J. (1984). Optimum tools for community health. Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 4, 340-344.

McKnight, J. (1983, January/February). The other America. Resurgence, 96, 14-16.

McKnight, J. (1982, Summer/Fall). Impoverishment. Health & Medicine: Journal of the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, 1(3), 3, 27.

McKnight, J. (1982, November/December). University & community. Resurgence, 95, 10-13.

McKnight, J. (1982, May/June). The two views. Resurgence, 16-17.

McKnight, J. (1982). Health in the post medical era. Health & Medicine: Journal of the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, 1(1), 2-3, 24.

McKnight, J. (1982). Survival of the family. IETC: Investigative Newsletter on Institutions/Alternatives, 5(4), 1-4.

McKnight, J. (1981, 17 September). Testimony of John McKnight before the Senate Subcommittee on Aging, Family and Human Services.

Bradford, C. Finney, L., Hallett, S., & McKnight, J. (1981). Structural disinvestment: A problem in search of a policy. In R. E. Friedman and W. Schweke (Eds.), Expanding the opportunity to produce: Revitalizing the American economy through new enterprise development (pp. 125-146). Washington, D.C.: The Corporation for Enterprise Development.

Mcknight, J. (1981). Introduction and prospectus. The University Consortium for Neighborhood Research and Development (pp. 1-10). The Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University.

McKnight, J. (1981). Prologue. In R. Hanson & J. McNamara (Eds.), Partners: Neighborhood revitalization through partnership and Whittier neighborhood: A Minneapolis case study. Minneapolis: Dayton Hudson Foundation.

McKnight, J. (1981). Public health policy and the modernized poor.Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

McKnight, J. (1980, Fall). A nation of clients? Public Welfare: Journal of the Public Welfare Association, 15-20.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1986, September). A nation of clients. The Minneapolis Catholic Worker, p. 5-6.

McKnight, J. (1980, Autumn). The future of cities in an urban service economy. The Journal of Intergroup Relations, VIII(3), 25-30.

McKnight, J. (1980, June). The economy of work: Race, cities, and services. Chicago Urban League Research Notes, 17-19.

McKnight, J. (1980, July/August). Community health in a Chicago slum. Health Policy Advisory Center Bulletin, 13-18.

McKnight, J. (1983). Community health in a Chicago slum. Development: Journal of the Society for International Development, 72.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (2000). Saúde comunitária numa favela de Chicago. In Saúde e educaçåo (Health and education) (pp. 105-115). Rio De Janeiro: DP&A Editora.

McKnight, J. (1980, March/April). The professional problem. Resurgence, 79, 16-17.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1981). The professional problem. The Grantsmanship Center News, 9(1),36-43.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1981, Winter). The professional problem. The Learning Connection, 2(1), 2.

McKnight, J. (1980). Neighborhood organization, community development, and the assumption of scarcity: The problem of equity and justice. In P. Dubeck and Z. L. Miller (Eds.), Urban professionals and the future of the metropolis (pp. 32-37). New York and London: Kennikat Press.

1970s

McKnight, J. (1979, November). Are we really interested in health or is medical care more important? Paper presented at Community Health Promotion and the Hospital, Bronx, NY.

McKnight, J. (1979, Summer). Old isn’t a problem. The CoEvolution Quarterly, 22, 138.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1980, May). Old isn’t a problem. The Witness, 63(5), 7.

McKnight, J. (1979, July/August). The need for oldness. Resurgence, 75, 14-16.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1979, August). The need for oldness. Ontario Association of Homes for the Aged Quarterly, 15(3), 13-17.

 (1979, April). Strengthening families through informal support systems. Presented at the Wingspread Conference in Racine, Wisconsin.

McKnight, J. (1978, November/December). Medical colonialism. Resurgence, 12-13.

McKnight, J. (1978, November/December). Organizing for community health in Chicago. Science for the People, 27-30.

McKnight, J. (1978, November/December). Politicizing health care. Social Policy, 36-39.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1981). Politicizing health care. In P. Conrad and R. Kern (Eds.), The sociology of health and illness: Critical perspectives (pp. 557-563). New York: St. Martin’s Press.

McKnight, J. (1978, July/August). The politics of medicine. The New Ecologist: Journal of the Post-Industrial age, 4, 112-114.

McKnight, J. (1978, May/June). Prof. says we need the needy. Northwestern Memo, 15. [reprinted article from The New York Times.]

McKnight, J. (1978, Spring). Good works and good work. The Journal of Portfolio Management, 9-11.

McKnight, J. (1978, January.). The medicalization of politics. The New Physician, 39-40.

McKnight, J. (1978). A cancerous health development: The case of American medicine. Development Dialogue, 1, 14-18.

Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University. (1978). Selected letters in response to advertisements requesting information about non-medical approaches to coping with epilepsy. [Collaboration between Steve Whitman and John McKnight.]

McKnight, J. (1977, November/December). The professional service business. Social Policy, 110-116.

McKnight, J. (1977, 16 November). [Op-Ed Page]. Good work, good works. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/1977/11/16/archives/good-work-good-works.html?_r=0.

McKnight, J. (1977, November). Valuable deficiencies. Futures Conditional, 5(3), 16-17.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (1977, Fall). Valuable deficiencies: A service economy needs people in need. The CoEvolution Quarterly, 36-38.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (2001). Valuable deficiencies. Alternatives, 40. 

McKnight, J. (1977, 22 May). On the backwardness of prophets. Presented at the Alice Millar Chapel.

McKnight, J., Caplan, J., Illich, I., Shaiken, H., & Zola, I. K., (1977, Reprinted in 1992). Disabling professions. New York and London: Marion Boyars Publishers.

Dutch translation. (1978). De deskundige: vriend of vijand (Disabled Professions). Netherlands: Het Wereldvenster Baarn.

Italian translation. (1978). Le Professioni Mutilanti. (Disabled Professions). Assisi: Cittadella Editrice  

Japanese translation. (1978). Disabled Professions. Japan: Shinhyôron.     

McKnight, J. (1977, Avril). Le professionalisme dans les services: un secours abrutissant. Sociologie et societies, 9(1), 7-19.

McKnight, J. (1977). On the imperial possibilities of modernized medicine. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

McKnight, J. (1976, 8 October). Professionalized service and disabling help. Paper presented at the First annual Symposium on Bioethics of the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal.

Reprint: McKnight, J. (2000). Professionalized services: Disabling help for communities and citizens. In Don E. Eberly (Ed.), The essential civil society reader (pp. 183-194). Lanham, MD: Rowan and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

McKnight, J. (1975, 16 May). Hospitals must work to change image/ data on public needed. Hospitals: Journal of the American Hospital Association, 40(10), 72-74.

McKnight, J., Bush, M., Dewar, T., Fegan, K., Gelberd, L., Gordon, A., & McCareins. (1975). Al di là del bisogno: La società è servita. In F. Basaglia and F. Basaglia Ongaro (Eds.), Crimini di pace: Ricerche sugli intellettuali e sui tecnici come addetti all oppressione (pp. 471-478). Torino: Nuovo Politecnico.

McKnight, J. (1975). Patient-Sein: ein neues soziales Leitbild? In R. Brun (Ed.), Medizin statt Gesundheit? (Medicine Instead of Health?) (pp. 121-126). Zurich: Gottlieb Duttweiler-Institut.   

Illinois State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. (1974, May). Bilingual/Bicultural education: A privilege or a right? [John McKnight was the Chairman of the committee.]

Gordon, G., Bush, M., McKnight, J., Gelberd, L., Dewar, T., Fagan, K., McCareins, A. (1974). Beyond need: Toward a serviced society. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Center for Urban Affairs. (1974). An analysis of the state role in urban educational systems: The case of Illinois. A report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Northwestern University.

Illich, I., McKnight, J., & Mendelsohn, R. (1973, June). National health insurance and the people’s health. The Cresset, 24-26. 

Reprint: Mendelsohn, R., McKnight, J., & Illich, I. (1973, June). National health insurance and the people’s health. Clinical Pediatrics, 12(6), 324-325.

Reprint: McKnight, J., Illich, I., & Mendelsohn, R. (1973). National health insurance and the people’s health. Alternative: Health care, 1-4. CIDOC (Centro Intercultural de Documentacion).

Reprint: Mendlesohn, R., McKnight, J., & Illich, I. (1978). National health insurance and the people’s health. In R. Aaseng (Ed.), Viewpoints: Christian perspectives on social concerns (pp. 13-14). Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House.

Berger, C., McKnight, J., & Cohen, M. (1973). Attitudes of Chicago suburban influential toward the prospect of low and moderate income housing in their communities. A report by the Center for Urban Affairs at Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.

Downs, A. (1970, January). Racism in America and how to combat it. United States Commission on Civil Rights. Washington, DC. [Note: John McKnight contributed, although not officially listed as author.]

1960s

McKnight, J. (1969, February). Toward a model of relevant inclusion: Indianapolis workshop: A progress report, 65- 72.

McKnight, J. (1968). Community action. In E. Ginzberg (Ed.), Business leadership and the Negro crisis (pp. 161-168). New York: McGraw-Hill.

McKnight, J. (1968). Housing programs and discrimination. In S. Tax (Ed.), The people vs. the system: A dialogue in urban conflict (pp. 229-233). Chicago: Acme Press.  

The United States Commission on Civil Rights. (1967). A time to listen…A Time to act. Washington, DC. [Note: John McKnight chaired the Illinois advisory committee to this Commission.]

McKnight, J. (1962). Civil rights and liberties. In The events and personalities of 1961 (pp. 212-214). New York: Spencer Press.  

1950s

McKnight, J. (1959, April). The continuing crucifixion. Advance magazine, 1-5.

 

Undated publications

Berk, R., Mack, R. & McKnight, J. (n.d.). Race and class differences in per pupil staffing expenditures in Chicago elementary schools, 1969-1970. A report by the Center for Urban Affairs at Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.

Bradford, C., Finney, L., Hallett, S., & McKnight, J. (n.d). Community development policy paper: Structural disinvestment: A problem in search of a policy. Center for Urban Affairs, Northwestern University.

Kretzmann, J., McKnight, J. & Turner, N. (n.d.). Voluntary associations in low-income neighborhoods: An unexplored community resource: A case study of Chicago’s Grand Boulevard neighborhood. A report of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute and the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.

McKnight, J. (n.d.). The service economy. Presentation to the Chicago Urban Leage. [Note: speech likely made in the 1970s or 1980s.]

McKnight, J. (n.d.). Creating a need for daycare. The Doctor’s People Newsletter, 2(1), 7-8.

McKnight, J. (n.d.). Communities as problem-solving places. Presentation to the Minnesota Developmental Disabilities Council.

McKnight, J. (n.d.) Elderly need servants, not services. The Doctor’s People Newsletter, 2(4), 5-7.

McKnight, J. (n.d.). Homelessness: Growth industry of the 1990s. The Doctor’s People Newsletter, 2(4), 2-4.

McKnight, J. (n.d.). Inventing a new America. [Unpublished essay].

McKnight, J. (n.d.). On the productive functions of associations. [Unpublished essay].

McKnight, J. (n.d.). Recommended field study reading list. [Note: suggested reading list given to students at the end of a seminar.] 

McKnight, J. (n.d.). The future of low-income neighborhoods and the people who reside there: A capacity-oriented strategy for neighborhood development. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Gordon, A., Bush, M., McKnight, J., Gelbard, L., Dewar, T., Fagan, K., & McCareins, A. Big brother in a box. The New Ecologist: Journal of the Post-Industrial age, 5, 158-160.

 

ABCD Workbooks—supervised by John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann:

McKnight, J. (n.d.). A basic guide to ABCD community organizing. Evanston, Illinois: Asset Based Community Development Institute. 

 

Chicago Law Enforcement Study Group

[Note: The following research reports, supervised by John McKnight, were conducted by the Chicago Law Enforcement Study Group and published by the Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.]

Knoohuizen, R. & Zenner, S. (1975). Discretion and juvenile justice. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Knoohuizen, R. (1974). Women in police work in Chicago. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Knoohuizen, R. (1974). The question of police discipline in Chicago: An analysis of the proposed office of professional standards. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

 Knoohuizen, R. (1974). Public access to police information. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Knoohuizen, R. (1973). The Chicago Police Board. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Knoohuizen, R. (1973). The selection and hiring of Chicago policemen. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Palmer, D., Knoohuizen, R. & Gordon, A. (1972). The police and their use of fatal force in Chicago. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Fahey, R. & Palmer, D. (1971). An inquest on the Cook County Coroner. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Knoohuizen, R., Meites, T., Palmer, D. (1972). Legal materials on police misconduct and civil damage actions in the federal courts. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Caulfield, B. (1972). The Chicago Police Department: Access to information, personnel practices and internal control–A review of major reports. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Mercer, S. & Fahey, R. (1971). Trial of juveniles as adults under the Illinois Criminal Code. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Mercer, S. Gordon, A. & Fahey, R. (1971). Release on bond and legal representatives of criminal defendants arrested in Evanston, Illinois during 1970. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Lassar, S. (1971). The administration of law enforcement assistance administration grants in Illinois, 1960-70. Evanston, Illinois: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.​

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