Development, Poverty, and Politics : Putting Communities in the Driver's Seat

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Pub. Date: 2009-11-30
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
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Top down . . . bottom up . . . what works? This book explores development from the perspective of the poor. Who are they? What lives do they live? What matters to them? And most importantly, what can they do about it?Martin and Mathema debate how people can be given legitimate control of their own environment, and how governments can work with them. How do communities and conditions drive behavior? What interventions are appropriate and how can we approach development imaginatively?This is not about usurping governance ' but revisiting structures that the developed world has come to accept, and placing the power of decision in the hands of the people it affects.Nor it is about money . . . it's about people, and about how we can make our world work for everyone.

Table of Contents

List of Boxes
List of Figures
Foreword by
Righteous Indignation: The War on Poverty
How the Other Half Lives: Slums and Informality
What Lies Beneath: A View from the Inside
Policy and Practice: The Missing Link
The Legal Framework: Oppression or Defiance?
Constructive Engagement: Structuring Participation
Crossing the Great Divide: Negotiation and Consensus Building
Barefoot Professionals: A New Breed of Experts
Fair Trade? Where Economics and Finance Make a Difference
Who Did What? Monitoring, Evaluation and Corruption
New Ways of Working
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