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Title Challenging capacity building [electronic resource] : comparative perspectives / edited by Sue Kenny, Matthew Clarke
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xi, 269 p.)
Series Rethinking international development series
Rethinking international development series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction; S. Kenny̐Μư & M. Clarke -- Developing Capacities and Agency in Complex Times, C. Miller -- Community capacity-building: Critiquing the concept in different policy contexts; G. Craig -- Capacity Building and Community Development; J. Ife -- Emergent Drivers for Building and Sustaining Capacity in Australian Indigenous Communities; J. Abdullah̐Μư & S. Young -- Re-imagining capacity building when participation is constrained: Illegal Burmese migrants in Thailand; M. Clarke -- Solomon Islands: Conflict and Capacity; H. Wallace -- Capacity building in Indonesia : building what capacity?; I. Fanany, R. Fanany̐Μư & S. Kenny -- Capacity building and urban regeneration in Dublin, Ireland; M. Share -- Capacity Building and Community Power; R. Stoecker -- Transition Towns and Community Capacity Building; P. Connors -- Conclusion: Critical Capacity Building; S. Kenny̐Μư & M. Clarke --
Introduction / Sue Kenny and Matthew Clarke -- Developing capacities and agency in complex times / Chris Miller -- Community capacity building: critiquing the concept in different policy contexts / Gary Craig -- Capacity building and community development / Jim Ife -- Emergent drivers for building and sustaining capacity in Australian indigenous communities / Jill Abdullah and Susan Young -- Re-imagining capacity building when participation is constrained: illegal Burmese migrants in Thailand / Matthew Clarke -- The Solomon Islands: conflict and capacity / Heather Wallace -- Capacity building in Indonesia: building what capacity? / Ismet Fanany, Rebecca Fanany and Sue Kenny -- Capacity building and urban regeneration in Dublin, Ireland / Michelle Share -- Capacity building and community power / Randy Stoecker -- Transition towns and community capacity building / Phil Connors -- Conclusion: critical capacity building / Sue Kenny and Matthew Clarke
The focus of most capacity building programs is poor and disadvantaged communities. However, the appropriateness of capacity building for these groups, whether located in 'developing' or 'developed' countries, is always presented as self-evident. In much of the discussion of 'how to' build capacity, critical questions regarding the determination of whose capacities are to be built, the methods by which capacity will be built and the consequences for wider relationships of those whose capacity is being built (and presumably for those whose capacity is being left to be built at another time!) are not investigated. A deeper understanding of the meaning, practice and potential of capacity building is required. This book challenges capacity building by critically interrogating its central ideas and practices. But it also considers the ways in which capacity building itself can challenge disadvantage and inequality, by offering a self-determining way forward for communities
This text interrogates the idea of capacity building theoretically and explores the variety of meanings, constructions and practices of capacity building. It examines capacity building in both developing and developed countries and takes the position that fragile communities are present in all societies
Description based on print version record
Link Print version: Challenging capacity building. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 9780230233232 (DLC) 2010012497 (OCoLC)606404170
Subject Community development -- Case studies
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies
Sustainable development -- Case studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- City Planning & Urban Development. bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Kenny, Susan, 1946-
Clarke, Matthew, 1969-
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