Community development is a people driven effort. It is both a process (and an outcome). As a process it involves the 'local' people and their synergitic relationships of support with activitist institutions that are development oriented. The book focuses on community development the practice, in the Local Government sphere.Is community development democratised? The relationship between communities and the Developmental Local Government is explored, especially the role of community development workers and social workers in influencing results. Those communities that have deliberately natured and improved their social capital networks tend to enjoy more benefits from their community development initiatives than those with limited social capital reserves. Where there is good quality social capital participation is greater and beneficial to community development.