Human Development and Social Power : Perspectives from South Asia

Pub. Date: 2008-06-17
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
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In South Asia and beyond, human development continues to be in a state of crisis. This book explores the unevenness of human development with respect to the question of difference. The author develops a conceptual framework that focuses on social power, whereby human development is seen as a process/es of reconstruction of the matrices of social power. The approach builds on three main components, which are applied to the South Asian reality: a relational view of difference; a transformative notion of social justice; and the notion of agency.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Human Development - Has the paradigm failed us?
Conceptualising Human Development: Towards a Social Power Approach
Human Development in India: A Profile of Unevenness
Uneven Human Development in India: a social power perspective
Human Development in Pakistan and Bangladesh: A Profile
Uneven Human Development in Pakistan and Bangladesh
Conclusions: Agency, Human Development & Social Power
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