This interactive, role-playing case book is an enormously rich and stimulating way of challenging students to think about the problems of development and how development experts go about trying to alleviate them. One of the most innovative and eloquent anthropologists of development, A. F. Robertson has drawn from his extensive field experience to construct a hypothetical scenario of the sort typically encountered by those who are making development decisions.
Table of Contents
Introduction * The Arcadian Argus: Coastal Villages Brace Themselves for Transformation * Introduction * From Development Trends 1991: Republic of Arcadia Specifications * An Invitation to Join the SPAC * SPAC: Introductory Notes * Planning Commission Memorandum to SPAC on the Alpha-Beta Project * Report of the International Fisheries Institute * Report of the Institute of Social Studies * From Discovering Arcadia: Fisherfolk Rick Rinegold and Bobby Lee. Proposals * Agenda for SPAC Meeting to Discuss Alpha-Beta Project Implementation Proposals * Cover Letter for the Proposals The Exercise * Petition from the Elders of Beta Town * The Arcadian Argus: President Speaks Out on Urgency of Local Development
A. F. Robertson is professor of anthropology at the University of California at Santa Barbara.