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Technical Knowledge and Development
Observing Aid Projects and Processes





ISBN 9780415652216
Published September 12, 2012 by Routledge
254 Pages

 
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Development and aid projects often fail to improve technological capacity. Their reform has been a widely acknowledged challenge for three decades. This book demonstrates theoretically and empirically how aid practitioners shape the organizational, social and inter-cultural dynamics of development projects in industry.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Development Anthropology
Part 3: Constructing the Intelligibility of the Events Based on Participant Observation
Part 4: Interpretation of the Events
Part 5: Latent Processes in Technical Assistance
Part 6: Technical Assistance Event Management
Part 7: Outlook

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'A useful addition to emerging thought on technical development projects.' - Saul Halfon, Science Technology and Human Values

'I think Grammig's study has much to offer a social studies audience. It opens up the very common development practice of TA to an analysis that moves far beyond the confines of technical assessment.' - Saul Halfon, Science Technology and Human Values