Practising Development : Social Science Perspectives book cover
1st Edition

Practising Development
Social Science Perspectives

Edited By

Johan Pottier

ISBN 9780415089111
Published January 19, 1993 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Throughout the 1980s there have been calls, often from development organizations of global repute, for the incorporation of social science perspectives into the design and management of sustainable development programmes. Practising Development is the first collection to offer first-hand critical assessments of the success and failures found within actual responses to these calls. By combining academic and practical experience from anthropology, development and aid organizations the contributors examine the processes of intervention, the methods by which this intervention can be assessed, and explain the socio-economic and political worlds within which intervention and development evolve.


` ... it will be a particularly useful resource to students who want a clearer sense of exactly what it is they might expect to do as social scientists in development ... the book merits a place on a range of teaching courses in anthropology, development studies and research methods.' - Development Policy Review