Exploring the Potential of Social Network Analysis in Asset-based Community Development Practice and Research

  title={Exploring the Potential of Social Network Analysis in Asset-based Community Development Practice and Research},
  author={Gretchen Ennis and Deborah West},
  journal={Australian Social Work},
  pages={404 - 417}
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