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Participation: From Tyranny to Transformation: Exploring New Approaches to Participation in Development
Participation is a popular approach to project implementation, policy-making and governance in both developing and developed countries. Recently, however, it has become fashionable to dismissExpand
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Relocating participation within a radical politics of development
In response to (and in sympathy with) many of the critical points that have been lodged against participatory approaches to development and governance within international development, this articleExpand
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Reclaiming Development? NGOs and the Challenge of Alternatives
In 1987, World Development published a supplement entitled `Development Alternatives: the Challenge of NGOs`. Although this challenge now seems far more complicated, this paper suggests one way ofExpand
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Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: Getting the Politics Right
This paper provides an overview of the recent extension of social protection in sub-Saharan Africa. It identifies two main “models” of social protection in the region: one based on age-based incomeExpand
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Beyond the poverty agenda? Insights from the new politics of development in Uganda. CPRC Working Paper No. 221.
  • S. Hickey
  • Economics, Political Science
  • 1 March 2013
The politics of development has shifted significantly in recent years, with largely negative implications for the poverty agenda. This is particularly apparent in countries like Uganda where “povertyExpand
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Thinking about the politics of inclusive development: towards a relational approach
Moving beyond the mantra that 'politics matters', a range of conceptual approaches have recently emerged within international development thinking that seek to capture the specific ways in whichExpand
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Conceptualising the Politics of Social Protection in Africa
Despite growing international interest with social protection, little is known about the forms of politics that tend to underpin - and emerge from - such interventions. For example, under whatExpand
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The politics of staying poor: exploring the political space for poverty reduction in Uganda
Summary Despite claims that Uganda’s recent success in poverty reduction has been significantly related to “getting the politics right,” there are concerns that the poorest may not have benefitedExpand
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Exploring the Politics of Chronic Poverty: From Representation to a Politics of Justice?
Summary Chronic poverty is an inherently political problem. Its persistence over time reflects its institutionalization within social and political norms and systems, its legitimation withinExpand
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