|1.||Unpack the key concepts and approaches of building capacity and civil society and critically interpret their operationalisations in diverse contexts towards various ends;|
|2.||Critically examine key development and civil society theories as they fulfil the aim of contributing to a more resilient community, and more equitable and sustainable world;|
|3.||Conceptually map the links between public policies, government and civil society organisations in building capacity;|
|4.||Debate the competing conceptions of civil society and deconstruct its roles and functions in international community development; and|
|5.||Theorise and transform thinking about key concepts, issues and debates in relation to capacity building in international community development contexts.|
|Journal||Student reflecting on responses to issues related to civil society and capacity building explored in each session and in the readings.||15%|
|Review||A critical review of one of the required readings from the unit.||30%|
|Essay||A critical essay exploration and analysis should consider civil society in relation to the range of themes and issues covered in the course.||55%|
Community capacity building: creating a better future together,
Paris: OECD Publishing.
Community participation in China: issues and processes for capacity building,
Plummer, J 2004,
Patronage or partnership: local capacity building in humanitarian crises,
Smillie, I 2001,
Ottawa: International Development Research Center.
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