Social Capital, Microfinance, and the Politics of Development

@article{Rankin2002SocialCM,
  title={Social Capital, Microfinance, and the Politics of Development},
  author={Katherine Rankin},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  year={2002},
  volume={8},
  pages={1 - 24}
}
Policy makers increasingly rely on theories of social capital to fashion development interventions that mobilize local social networks in the alleviation of poverty. The potential of such theory lies in its recognition of the social dimensions of economic growth. This recognition has inspired some innovative approaches to development, such as the now-popular microfinance model. In assessing the implications of these recent developments for feminist objectives of social transformation, this… Expand
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