Development Beyond Politics: Aid, Activism And Ngos In Ghana

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

byThomas 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.

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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.

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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.89 × 5.73 × 0.81 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230236421

ISBN - 13:9780230236424

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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