Participation and Development: Perspectives from the Comprehensive Development Paradigm

  title={Participation and Development: Perspectives from the Comprehensive Development Paradigm},
  author={Joseph E. Stiglitz},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Review of Development Economics},
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz
  • Published 2002
  • Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Review of Development Economics
  • This paper investigates the relationship between economic and social development. Contrary to the view of those who believe in the existence of a tradeoff between democracy and growth, the paper contends that consensus-building, open dialog and the promotion of an active civil society are key ingredients to longterm sustainable development. Development is a participatory process. “Best practices” or reforms that are imposed on a country through conditionality may very well fail to produce… CONTINUE READING
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