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Localization in Development Aid

How Global Institutions enter Local Lifeworlds, 1st Edition

Edited by Thorsten Bonacker, Judith von Heusinger, Kerstin Zimmer


236 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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This edited volume brings together the work of scholars from different disciplines including sociology, political science and anthropology, and analyses how global institutions are embedded in local contexts within development aid. It examines theoretical and empirical implications of the diffusion and anchoring of world polity institutions at the local and global levels.

The volume furthers the understanding of the dynamics of norm negotiation and glocalization processes in culturally varied societies in an era of globalization. Themes and topics covered include: children and human rights, gender mainstreaming, multi-level actor partnerships, anti-corruption programming, local ownership, land rights and corporate social responsibility.

Bringing together expert contributors, this comprehensive volume will be an invaluable resource for all scholars of localization and globalization studies, as well as those in the field of international relations.

Table of Contents


[Thorsten Bonacker / Judith von Heusinger / Kerstin Zimmer]

The Localization of Human Rights

Multi-level Actor Partnerships for Implementing Children’s Rights

[Andrea Schapper]

Framing the Position of Social Media in the Local Institutionalization of International Human Rights Norms

[Reilly Anne Dempsey & Benjamin Mason Meier]

Japan’s Experience in Localizing Human Rights in Post-conflict Nepal

[Miho Taka / Maiko Takeuchi / Sachiko Goto Kamidohzono]

The Localization of Gender

Appropriating Gender: The Ambivalent Effects of Nigeria's CEDAW Implementation

[Mathias Großklaus]

How the Localisation of Macrocultural Concepts can Reinforce Gender Inequalities.

A Case Study on the Localisation of Reproductive Health in Cambodia

[Thorsten Bonacker / Judith von Heusinger]

Hybridization and the Case of a "Successful" Gender Mainstreamed Community-based Disaster Management Project in Cambodia

[Franz F. Wong]

The Localization of Agency

Localizing Rebellion – International Development Agencies and the Rise of the Indigenous Movement in Ecuador

[Philipp Altmann]

Strengthening Civil Society through Development Cooperation?Localizing Participation in Post-Suharto Indonesia.

[Felix Anderl]

Victims, Victors and Saviours: The Politics of Aid and Women’s Rights in Zimbabwe

[Manase Kudzai Chiweshe / Sandra Bhatasara]

The Localization in Economic Development Cooperation

The Localization of CSR Norms: Development Agencies and the Promotion of Responsible Business Conduct in China

[Melanie Coni-Zimmer]

From (Un-)Employment to Employability: Localized Neoliberal Norms and the Politics of Proper Progress in Sierra Leone

[Anne Menzel]


About the Editors

Thorsten Bonacker is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Institute for Sociology and the Center for Conflict Studies at Marburg University, Germany.

Judith von Heusinger is a Junior Researcher at Center for Conflict Studies at Marburg University, Germany.

Kerstin Zimmer is a Senior Lecturer of Sociology and Peace and Conflict Studies at Marburg University, Germany.

About the Series

Rethinking Globalizations

This series is designed to break new ground in the literature on globalisation and its academic and popular understanding. Rather than perpetuating or simply reacting to the economic understanding of globalisation, this series seeks to capture the term and broaden its meaning to encompass a wide range of issues and disciplines and convey a sense of alternative possibilities for the future.

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