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Participation for what : social change or social control?

Document type: book
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Abstract: This book contains contributions by a variety of young scholars from the Global South who critically examine current participation discourses and their application in practice. The authors question donor-stimulated forms of participation as self-evidently positive, both theoretically and empirically. Theoretically, they address the need of the academic community to recalibrate its concepts given the emergence of post-colonial forms of analysis and the radical review of neo-liberal globalisation policies. Empirically, the authors have found that actor-rationalities are often simplified and not predictable. Their mix of theoretical and empirical innovation makes the book exciting reading.
Category: General
Editor: Gómez, G.M. , Corradi, A.A. , Goulart, P. , Namara, R.
ISBN: 978-90-812200-7-1
Keywords: participation
Language: eng
Organization: Hivos – Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation , Oxfam Novib
Organization: ISS - International institute of social studies
PAGE: xiii, 145
Place: The Hague [etc.]
Publisher: Hivos [etc.]
Year: 2010
Right: © 2010 Hivos, Oxfam Novib, ISS
Subject: Development Cooperation General
Title: Participation for what : social change or social control?