Development beyond Politics: Aid, Activism and NGOs in Ghana

Development beyond Politics: Aid, Activism and NGOs in Ghana

by Thomas Yarrow

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Is 'development' the answer for positive social change or a cynical western strategy for perpetuating inequality? Moving beyond an increasingly entrenched debate about the role of NGOs, this book reveals the practices and social relations through which ideas of development are concretely enacted.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349314485
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Non-Governmental Public Action
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

THOMAS YARROW is Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography at Bangor University, UK. He has undertaken ethnographic research on a range of subjects including Ghanaian NGOs, the Volta Resettlement project and the interface between archaeology and anthropology. He has theoretical interests in development, globalization, public culture, space and place.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Development, Public Culture and Africa PART I: IDEOLOGY The Politics of Charity Taking Development Personally Personal Relations, Public Debates PART II: KNOWLEDGE Local and Global Indigenous and Western Policy and Practice Conclusion: What is to be done? References

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