Call for Chapters: "Culture, Identity and Community Development"
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Culture, Identity and Community Development (working title)
Editors: Stacey-Ann Wilson and Camille Nakhid
We are inviting multi-disciplinary papers that address culture, identity and sustainable community development in developing and developed countries. We are interested in papers that explore conceptual, theoretical and/or empirical insights and ideas on community engagement processes, sustainable development models and stakeholder participation models and processes.
Some possible questions include but are not limited to:
- To what extent is community development central to the political strategy of developing countries? And the political strategy of donors within developing countries?
- How are governments/civil society/corporations engaged in the process of promoting, participating or facilitating sustainable community development?
- What political, economic or cultural mechanisms promote and/or enhance community development?
- What role does the local private sector and/or multinational corporations play in sustainable development? What are their boundaries/barriers? Are there cautions to their involvement/participation/engagement?
- In developing countries especially, how can community development be scaled up nationally for poverty reduction and economic development? Are their boundaries and challenges to scaling up?
We are also interested in papers that rethink and reconceptualises “community” in an international context and interrogates what community building, community engagement and community development would entail in such a context.
Abstracts should be in English and should be 300 – 500 words. Please also include a brief biography (no more than 150 words). Please email your abstract and bio to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Please submit by September 15, 2012.
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