Paradoxes of Participation : Questioning Participatory Approaches to Development

@inproceedings{CLEAVER1999ParadoxesOP,
  title={Paradoxes of Participation : Questioning Participatory Approaches to Development},
  author={FRANCES CLEAVER},
  year={1999}
}
  • FRANCES CLEAVER
  • Published 1999
This article suggests that the concepts underlying participatory approaches to development should be subject to greater critical analysis. Drawing on research on water resource management in sub-Saharan Africa, and on social theory concerning the recursive relationship between agency and structure, it illustrates the need for a more complex understanding of issues of eciency and empowerment in participatory approaches. Particularly, two key concepts are examined: ideas about the nature and… CONTINUE READING
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