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"Community development" has different meanings in different contexts and at different points in time, but there are a number of theoretical orientations and principles of practice that are common across different community development frameworks, or that compete with each another for ascendance in different places and eras. This course will explore a range of theories that have informed community development practice internationally, and investigate them within the context of several case studies of community development approaches in both rural and urban settings and in both developing and industrialized contexts.