LoboVault Home
 

Participatory Development and Its Emergence in the Fields of Community and International Development

LoboVault

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/9361

Participatory Development and Its Emergence in the Fields of Community and International Development

Show full item record

Title: Participatory Development and Its Emergence in the Fields of Community and International Development
Author: Ben-Meir, Yossef
Advisor(s): Huaco, George
Committee Member(s): Coughlin, Richard
Tiano, Susan
Stringer, Ernie
Department: Sociology
Subject(s): community development
participatory development
sustainable development
decentralization
social theory
empowerment
self-reliance
capacity-building
bottom-up
LC Subject(s): Economic development projects--Citizen participation
Rural development projects--Citizen participation
Community development--Citizen participation
Degree Level: Doctoral
Abstract: Since World War II, participatory development (PD), part of the alternative development movement, has evolved from a fringe approach to meeting basic human needs, to a globally recognized paradigm that is informing the strategic decisions regarding community and international development by governments and multi-lateral and indigenous NGOs, as well as management practices in the private sector. This is a study of 1) the evolution of this phenomenon since the 1940s in the context of historical events and dominant theories that inform most development (modernization-globalization and dependency-world-system), and 2) PD itself, including its basic features, methods, case examples, and roots in academic schools, related social movements, and theoretical and philosophical traditions. In the course of the analysis, developmental concepts related to PD are explored and defined, including: community, development, community development, capacity-building, project, decentralization, civil society, empowerment, self-reliance, and sustainable development. There are two important contributions to the field of development that this dissertation study makes. First, by explaining PD and its related concepts, an alternative-participatory development model is constructed that shows their inter-relationships within a social system. And second, a foundation is established to build PD theory by way of relating clear explanations of PD – its essential components and related concepts – to broad social theories that can reveal in greater scope consequences of PD in society.
Graduation Date: May 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/9361

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
Yossef 4-20-09 Final.pdf 4.274Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

UNM Libraries

Search LoboVault


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account