Development Poverty and Politics [NOOK Book]

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By providing specific and practical examples, this book helps practitioners to apply the insights of how best to pursue a bottom-up approach to development in their own work, while also helping theoreticians and students to develop a strong analytical framework on the subject.

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Development Poverty and Politics

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Overview

By providing specific and practical examples, this book helps practitioners to apply the insights of how best to pursue a bottom-up approach to development in their own work, while also helping theoreticians and students to develop a strong analytical framework on the subject.

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Meet the Author

Richard Martin is an architect/town planner who became engaged with informal settlements when he started working in Zambia in the 1960s. He taught in the field of sites and services and upgrading at Bouwcentrum International Education. He has written widely and worked in many countries in Africa in the field of housing and informal settlements.

Ashna Mathema is a city planner/architect specializing in low-income housing and urban development. Her work in informal and underserviced settlements spans 20 countries, mostly in Africa, and East and South Asia. Through in-depth field work and personal interviews with local residents, she draws on their aspirations, struggles, and successes to establish a development process that is participatory and more responsive to their needs.

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Table of Contents

List of Boxes. List of Figures. Foreword by John F.C. Turner. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part 1 1. Righteous Indignation: The War on Poverty 2. How the Other Half Lives: Slums and Informality 3. What Lies Beneath: A View from the Inside 4. Policy and Practice: The Missing Link 5. The Legal Framework: Oppression or Defiance? Part 2 6. Constructive Engagement: Structuring Participation 7. Crossing the Great Divide: Negotiation and Consensus Building 8. Barefoot Professionals: A New Breed of Experts 9. Fair Trade? Where Economics and Finance Make a Difference 10. Who Did What? Monitoring, Evaluation and Corruption 11. New Ways of Working. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

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