The course will review the basic concepts of decentralization and its relationship with the local administration, In order to demonstrate the importance of community participation as one of the pillars of good governance and the requirements of a democratic application of judgment. It will also attend to the relationship between community participation and community development, and how the community participation will improve the performance of local bodies and enable them to play their roles better. The students will also learn how to have a role for local bodies in the activation of community participation, and to find mechanisms and methods in which they can activate the community participation in local administration. In addition to the responsibilities and duties of the different partners in the local administration in promoting and raising the level of community participation. Palestinian reality and challenges of community participation. And a review of the Palestinian, Arab and global experiences of the process.