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Community Participation in China: Issues and Processes for Capacity Building

Edited By: Janelle Plummer and John G Taylor

368 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 2004 | #146220 | ISBN: 1844070867
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Outlines the institutional change necessary for participatory processes to be adopted and become meaningful in poor villages, and for project achievements to be taken up on a larger scale in rural China. The case studies are by principal Chinese academics and practitioners and cover forestry, natural resource management, rural development irrigation and poverty alleviation.


Introduction; Part I: Understanding Community Participation in China; The Context of Community Participation; The Characteristics of Community Participation; Key Factors and Processes Affecting Participation; Part II: Case Studies; Participatory Forestry Management in China; Building Capacity within Communities; An Approach to Building Government Capacity; Participatory Resettlement; Participatory Irrigation Management; Towards Sustainable Village Poverty Reduction; Part III: Capacity Building; Capacity Constraints and Capacity Building in Local Government; Bibliography, Index

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Janelle Plummer is Senior Governance Specialist at the Water and Sanitation Program in East Asia and author of Focusing Partnerships (2002) and Municipalities and Community Participation (2000). John Taylor is Professor of Politics and Director of the Development Studies Programme at South Bank University

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