Ideas for Development

Ideas for Development

by Robert Chambers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844070875

ISBN-13: 9781844070879

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Chambers (Institute of Development Studies, U. of Sussex) offers a collection of his writings on development, along with commentary. The ideas that he refers to in the title are social policies that can be put into action or developed in the future. Describing the world as "trapped in grotesquely unjust systems," he uses fieldwork from his research in eastern Africa

Overview

Chambers (Institute of Development Studies, U. of Sussex) offers a collection of his writings on development, along with commentary. The ideas that he refers to in the title are social policies that can be put into action or developed in the future. Describing the world as "trapped in grotesquely unjust systems," he uses fieldwork from his research in eastern Africa and South Asia, in addition to reviewing already implemented policies, to suggest ways in which the world can improve. Chapters describe how to use words and concepts, institutional change, and agency and self-reflexivity in global development. The second half of each chapter is commentary on the reprinted essays. Chambers touts the book's usefulness to almost anyone, with a focus on those working in aid agencies, governments, and non-governmental organizations. It contains a list of acronyms and organizations, and a glossary. Distributed by Stylus. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844070879
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Words and Ideas: Commitment, Continuity and Irreversibility; Aid and Administrative Capacity; Procedures, Principles and Power; Participation: Reviews, Reflections and Future; PRA, Participation and Going to Scale; Behaviour, Attitudes and Beyond; Ideas for the Future; Bibliography

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