The purpose of this three-legged international conference is to rethink and reconceptualize what we mean by the term "community" within the context of globalization.
--We will also interrogate both the theoretical and empirical implications of community building and community engagement with respect to the "imagined community" versus the "real community." We will present case studies of particular regions and countries of the world that have experienced economic recessions, natural disasters, political instability, ethnic cleansing, and terrorist attacks that have led to the deterioration or destruction of viable communities, as well as prescrbe strategies that have been used or could be used in the future to successfully rebuild them. We will also develop sound theoretical papers that successfully identify the core attributes of successful communities such as spatial and geographical factors, political, spiritual, psychological, economic, political, and other relevant variables. We will discuss the factors that have led to the creatio of new nation states in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and efforts that have been made to rally the citizenry around common goals that are necessary for effective community development at the local, national and international levels.
Professor Toyin Arowolo
Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria Phone: 234-803483330659
Professor Bessie House Soremekun
317-278-1825 or 317-278-1818 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.unaab.edu.ng/
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