Capacity building through cooperation

Monypenny, Richard (2008) Capacity building through cooperation. In: Moscardo, Gianna, (ed.) Building Community Capacity for Tourism Development. CABI, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK, pp. 155-171.

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In the introduction to this book it was suggested that the key question driving all the contributions in this book was - how can we improve the process of tourism development and enhance its benefits for destinations in developing, rural and/or peripheral regions? Our answer to this question is to improve community capacity building before the process of tourism planning even begins. This answer is supported by the literature and research evidence from health (see, e.g. Onyx et al., 2005; Hannah, 2006; George et al., 2007), education (see, e.g.Ishisaka et al., 2004; Chino and DeBruyn, 2006; Greenfields and Home, 2006)and agriculture (see, e.g. Dollahite et al., 2005; Lennie et al., 2005) which highlights the importance of the key elements of community capacity building occurring before specific development options or programmes are chosen or pursued. This answer is also supported by the literature and research evidence from networking (see, e.g. O'Neill and Whatmore, 2000; Tinsley and Lynch,2001; Huybers and Bennett, 2003; Novelli et al.,2006).

Item ID: 7321
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: capacity building; systems thinking; sustainable development; regional development
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ISBN: 978-1-84593-447-7
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 05:45
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140218 Urban and Regional Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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