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Contesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflict Dynamics in Indonesia

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Overview

This pathbreaking book analyzes a highly successful participatory development program in Indonesia, exploring its distinctive origins and design principles and its impacts on local conflict dynamics and social institutions.

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American Sociological Association

Patrick Barron, Michael Woolcock, and Rachel Diprose, Contesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflicts Dynamics in Indonesia  is co-winner of the 2012 ASA Sociology of Development Section Faculty Book Award

— Sociology of Development Section Faculty Book Award co-winner

American Sociological Association - Sociology of Development Section Faculty Book Award co-winner
Patrick Barron, Michael Woolcock, and Rachel Diprose, Contesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflicts Dynamics in Indonesia  is co-winner of the 2012 ASA Sociology of Development Section Faculty Book Award
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300126310
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Series: Yale Agrarian Studies Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Barron, a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford, was for seven years the manager of World Bank’s Conflict and Development program in Indonesia. Rachael Diprose holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and has worked in development research, policy, and programming around the world. Michael Woolcock is senior social scientist, Development Research Group, World Bank.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

chapter 1 Institutional Change, Development Projects, and Local Conflict Dynamics 1

Part I Issues, Contexts, Methods

Chapter 2 The Conflict-Development Nexus Revisited 27

chapter 3 Methods, Contexts, and Project Characteristics 48

Part II Arguments, Evidence, Interpretations

chapter 4 When Do Development Projects Generate Conflict? 83

chapter 5 Can Development Projects Be Part of a Solution? 141

chapter 6 Indirect Effects of Development Projects on Local Conflict Dynamics 166

chapter 7 How Contexts Shape Project Performance and Conflict Trajectories 210

Part III Applications, Implications, Invocations

chapter 8 Contesting Development: Policies and Projects as if Social Theory Mattered 247

Appendix Additional Methodological and Empirical Details 271

Notes 293

Glossary 323

References 327

Index 351

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