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dc.contributor.authorBen-Meir, Yossef
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-09T22:32:47Z
dc.date.available2009-07-09T22:32:47Z
dc.date.issued2009-07-09T22:32:47Z
dc.date.submittedMay 2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/9361
dc.description.abstractSince 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.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectcommunity developmenten_US
dc.subjectparticipatory developmenten_US
dc.subjectsustainable developmenten_US
dc.subjectdecentralizationen_US
dc.subjectsocial theoryen_US
dc.subjectempowermenten_US
dc.subjectself-relianceen_US
dc.subjectcapacity-buildingen_US
dc.subjectbottom-upen_US
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development projects--Citizen participation
dc.subject.lcshRural development projects--Citizen participation
dc.subject.lcshCommunity development--Citizen participation
dc.titleParticipatory Development and Its Emergence in the Fields of Community and International Developmenten_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.description.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.description.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.description.advisorHuaco, George
dc.description.committee-memberCoughlin, Richard
dc.description.committee-memberTiano, Susan
dc.description.committee-memberStringer, Ernie


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