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Constructing Development

Constructing Development
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Former World Bank education specialist Bjorn Nordtveit argues in this groundbreaking study that a development project or policy should not be understood and analyzed as a linear system. Instead, he believes we should view it as a complex and dialectical organism. Basing his theories on post-development and complexity theories as well as New Institutional Economics, Nordtveit lays out a novel method of analyzing development - both on the ground and in the think-tank. Informed by detailed quotations from interviews with local people involved in a World Bank literacy project in Senegal, the author demonstrates how a project is entangled in the global economy, and how it constructs development through a discourse of gender equity, growth of the civil society, and promotion of the use of private provision of social services. Nordtveit's new analytical methodology claims it is necessary for all development initiatives to first investigate whether the donors' vision of development coincides with national - and local - notions of development. Only then can the holistic and complex interrelations between the project and all other development desires and services in the community be studied.
Springer; August 2009
189 pages; ISBN 9789048122356
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