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Rutger Henneman

In the past, land agitations have had a clear spiritual and theological dimension. The morality of ownership over land itself is often questioned. Many see land as a community resource, and community ownership is an emergent 'model' of land tenure, both in word and in practice. This project on the role of spirituality and theology in Scotland's modern land reform is linked to research into the spirituality of community regeneration, supported by WWF International in Geneva. The findings show that for contemporary Scottish land reformers spiritual and theological dimensions are very important.

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Transforming Museums and Heritage in Postcolonial and Post-Apartheid South Africa

The Impact of Processes of Policy Formulation and New

Gerard Corsane

In post-apartheid South Africa, the traditional understandings of museums and heritage have been challenged in terms of how meaning making, heritage construction, and knowledge production were conducted in the colonial past. In a series of processes of transformation, new approaches to museum action and heritage management have begun to take shape and develop in South Africa. Central to all of this have been the processes of policy formulation and new legislation that have provided the impetus for change. The aim of this article is to briefly chart some of these processes and the subsequent legislation that have begun to affect the ways in which South African heritage and museums are being reconfigured in a postcolonial and post-apartheid era. This policy formulation and the new legislation have focused on extending what is considered to be heritage by including intangible cultural heritage. It has also looked at empowering local communities, with an emphasis on sustainable development.

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Zoe Bray and Christian Thauer

include research on transnational NGOs, we see that the possibility of this community empowerment mechanism does not necessarily or crucially depend on the existence of democratic and liberal polities and constitutions, as we find them in South Africa

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The Rule of Law—A Heuristic Perspective?

their circumstances according their needs and suppositions. They explain the nature and application of their indicators in their empirical research and demonstrate that community capacity construction or community empowerment—for them, a synonym

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The Work of Culture, Heritage, and Musealized Spaces in “Unprecedented Times”

Christina Kreps

Disaster, Traumas, and Loss , ed. Ian Convery , Gerard Corsane , and Peter Davis , 29 – 40 . Woodbridge, UK : Boydell Press . Fuller , Nancy . 1992 . “ The Museum as a Vehicle for Community Empowerment: The Ak-chin Indian Community Ecomuseum

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Nefissa Naguib, Pauline Peters, Nancy Ries, Murray Garde, Zhiying Ma, and Frédéric Keck

community critique is attended to and accommodated, not as a marginal problem or obstacle to the real work of documentation, but as an issue that is highly relevant to community empowerment (9). Nevins uses the concepts of invention and reinvention across

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Sunday Paul Chinazo Onwuegbuchulam and Khondlo Mtshali

Rights and Capabilities ’, Journal of Human Development 6 ( 2 ): 151 – 66 . 10.1080/14649880500120491 Sirianni , C. and L. Friedland . 2001 . Civic Innovation in America: Community Empowerment, Public Policy, and the Movement for Civic Renewal

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Ebola and Accusation

Gender and Stigma in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Response

Olive Melissa Minor

Liberia: Results of a Qualitative Study . Health Communication Capacity Collaborative, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Resource Center for Community Empowerment and Integrated Development (January), unpublished . New York Times ( 2015

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Charlotte Prové, Denise Kemper, and Salma Loudiyi

nonorganic (because some community gardens use pesticides, but contribute to the social or economic development of the city), the age of the project, food growing techniques, or level of community empowerment. For instance, a large conventional farm at the

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Xu Yanhui and Gong Ziyu

that as an example of “the third way” ideology, community capacity construction may hold great lessons for today’s anti-poverty projects ( Xu and Huang 2013b ). Since community capacity construction—or, in other words, community empowerment—is not a