Challenging Capacity Building: Comparative Perspectives

Hardcover | August 15, 2010

EditorSue Kenny, Matthew Clarke

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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.

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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 det...

SUE KENNY is Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights at Deakin University, Australia. She has extensive research and consultancy experience in development issues in Australia and internationally and has published widely on community development and non-government organisations.MATTHEW CLARKE is Deputy Head...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.63 × 5.76 × 0.8 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230233236

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Table of Contents

Introduction; S.Kenny & 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.Abdullah & 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.Fanany & 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.Kenny & M.Clarke