Challenging Capacity Building

Comparative Perspectives

  • Sue Kenny
  • Matthew Clarke

Part of the Rethinking International Development Series book series (RID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Capacity Building and Community Development: Challenging Rhetoric and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sue Kenny, Matthew Clarke
      Pages 3-20
  3. Practical Challenges of Capacity Building

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 258-269

About this book


Interrogates the idea of capacity building theoretically and explores the variety of meanings, constructions and practices of capacity building. This book examines capacity building in both developing and developed countries and takes the position that fragile communities are present in all societies.


conflict participation Policy transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Sue Kenny
    • 1
  • Matthew Clarke
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human RightsDeakin UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.School of International and Political StudiesDeakin UniversityAustralia

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