Cormac is a social explorer, an author and a much sought after speaker. He is Managing Director of Nurture Development and a faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute, at DePaul University, Chicago.
Over the last 25 years, Cormac’s work has demonstrated an enduring impact in 35 countries around the world. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other community-based approaches in Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe and North America.
His most recent book (Cascade Books, 2020) is: Rekindling Democracy – A Professional’s Guide to Working in Citizen Space
Cormac’s TEDx talk can be viewed here
Rekindling Democracy: A Guide for Professional’s Working in Citizen Space (2020). Cascade Books.
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Chapters in other books
Russell, C. (2021) “Styrkebasert lokalsamfunnsutvikling (ABCD)” [Asset Based Community Development] in Heimburg, D.V. & Ness, O. (Eds), “Aksjonsforskning: samskapt kunnskap som ender liv og samfunn” [Action Research: Co-created knowledge changing lives and societies] (pp.103-117). Fagbokforlaget.
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Russell, C. and Hofman, J. (2021) “Inleiding: mailwisseling” pp.22-27 and Russell, C. (2021) “Een krachtenveldanalyse” pp. 28-32 in Visser, E. et al (2021) “Altijd nieuw gedoe!”
McKnight, J. and Russell C. (2022) “Asset-Based Community Development” in Rapp-McCall, L., Roberts, A. and Corcoran, K. (2022) “Social Workers Desk Reference” 4th Ed. Oxford University Press.
Russell, C. (2021) “The Seven Habits of Highly Connected People” Hindsight (32) pp65-68
Supporting Community Participation in a Pandemic: Gaceta Sanitaria
Getting to Authentic Co-production: An Asset-Based Community Development Perspective on Co-production
We don’t have a health problem, we have a village problem – Community Medicine
An Asset-Based Community Development booklet for Citizens: “THE MOST SUSTAINABLE IDEAS AND THE WILL TO ACT ON THEM ARE RIGHT HERE”. ” By Rita Agdel, Inger Helen Midtgard & Cormac Russell
IPJ 2010 – Making the Case for an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Approach to Probation: From Reformation to Transformation
Communities in Control: developing assets, Carnegie Publication
From Needs to Asset: Chart a sustainable development path in Subsaharan Africa
Pulling back from the edge: an asset based approach to ageing
A Strength-Based Approach to Ageing Well: The Housing Dimension by Lawrence Miller & Cormac Russell