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Describe the basic types of communities. Explain the role of population dynamics in society (minimum 200 words). Thank you.

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1. Describe the basic types of communities. Minimum 200 words

A community is a group of people who interact and share certain things as a group. Many factors may affect the identity of the participants and their degree of adhesion, such as intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, etc. (1)

Although there are many different types of communities in society, there are three basic types of community:

1. Geographic communities: range from the local neighbourhood, suburb, village, town or city, region, nation or even the planet as a whole. These refer to communities of location.

2. Communities of culture: range from the local clique, sub-culture, ethnic group, multicultural or pluralistic civilisation, or the global community cultures of today. They may be included as communities of need or identity, such as disabled persons, or frail aged people.

3. Community organisations: range from informal family or kinship networks, to more formal incorporated associations, political decision making structures, economic enterprises, or professional associations at a small, national or international scale. (2)

This understanding demonstrates that communities are nested concepts and that one community can contain another - for example a geographic community may contain a number of ethnic communities. (3) Likewise, community organizations, such as family and kinship networks make up various geographic communities, as well contain a number of ethnic groups due to ...

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Describes the basic types of communities. This solution also explains the role of population dynamics in society.