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Challenging Capacity Building free pdf 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.

About Sue Kenny

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 of the School of International and Political Studies and the Course Director of the International and Community Development program at Deakin University, Australia. He also undertakes regular evaluations of community development projects in the Pacific and South-east Asia.

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Author : Sue Kenny
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 30 June 2010
ISBN : 0230233236
EAN : 9780230233232
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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