Community Economic Development
Write a critical literature review of a topic covered in the class (or one related to the theme of the class). The paper should be used to explore the particular topic in depth, to see what is being written on the subject in the academic literature. Your paper should be criticalin the sense of evaluating the theories and explanations presented in the literature in terms of their robustness and explanatory power. You may also suggest areas where the current theory is lacking and where further research may be needed. In this way you can use this paper as a means of identifying the topics and issues you may want to explore in your applied research project (ARP) for the program. The paper should be fully referenced; the suggested reading list may be used as a starting point for your paper but you are expected to do independent research to find additional sources for your paper. The focus of your literature search should be on the academic literature (scholarly journals and texts).