Towards a Culture of Participation?

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Julia Vorhölter

The Influence of Organizational Culture on Participation and Empowerment of ‚Beneficiaries‘. A Case Study of a Social Organization in Pretoria

ISBN 978-3-8258-1934-7
Band-Nr. 65
Jahr 2009
Seiten 104
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Interethnische Beziehungen und Kulturwandel. Ethnologische Beiträge zu soziokultureller


Although participation and empowerment constitute prominent ideals in
international development cooperation, most development interventions are
still patronizing and conducted in a top-down manner. This book argues
that one reason for the unsuccessful implementation of participation and
empowerment relates to the cultures and internal structures of development
organizations. A theoretical model explicates how organizational culture
influences an organization’s approach to participatory development. This
model is applied to an ethnographic case-study of a South African
development organization.

M.A. Julia Vorhölter studied Social Anthropology and Political Science at
the University of Hamburg. She is currently pursuing her PhD and working
as a research associate at the Institute for Social Anthropology at the
University of Göttingen.