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Ananta Kumar Giri

for those for whom it resonates. — Charles Taylor (2011: 59–60) , “Celan and the Recovery of Language” Introduction and Invitation Development is a multidimensional aspiration, struggle, sadhana (striving), and process of change and transformation

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Uneasy Entanglements

Solar Energy Development in Zanzibar

Erin Dean

The semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar has experienced an intense period of energy development over the last ten years. Following an infrastructural crisis in 2009 that left the islands without power for a difficult three months, domestic

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Speaking Back, Striking Back

Calls for Local Agency and Good Fieldwork in Development Encounters

Eugenie Reidy

Development anthropology is a branch of applied anthropology traceable back to the functionalist anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski ( Escobar 1991 ) and, beyond that, to histories of colonisation. Given the limits of purely economic understandings

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Eliza Guyol-Meinrath Echeverry

rights, and development. Far from being isolated incidents of sexual violence and forced labor, the human rights violations committed against the plaintiffs in Caal v. Hudbay and Araya v. Nevsun occurred within broader historical frameworks. To fully

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Narratives of Development

An Anthropological Investigation into Narratives as a Source of Enquiry in Development Planning

Taapsi Ramchandani

Introduction In the summer of 2013, the Chaguanas Borough Corporation (CBC) in Trinidad and Tobago (TT) 1 became the focal point of an inter-governmental organisation (IGO) project to promote local economic development as part of a broader

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Fake buildings and gray development in Nairobi

Constance Smith

was unplanned,” he said. “No developments are allowed there. But you find that most of these developers were brought by politicians” ( Agutu 2017 ). In Nairobi, far from being an isolated incident, such collapses have become shockingly frequent. The

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Andrea Butcher

as the quintessential model of cultural preservation and sustainable development due to its majority Buddhist demographic, with lessons that the rest of the world would do well to learn (e.g. Norberg-Hodge 1991 ). Development authorities in Ladakh

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Policy coherence for development and migration

Analyzing US and EU policies through the lens of normative transformation

Harlan Koff

The European Union’s 2015–2016 “migration/asylum crisis” gave renewed prominence to discussions over the relationship between migration, security and development in global affairs. The EU’s policy responses to these flows have confirmed that

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Feminism and Development

Building the Discipline or Politicising It?

David Lempert

Although initial contributions of Women's Studies to the field of Development Studies were to question existing concepts and assumptions and to offer new models and inclusive approaches, it appears that contemporary scholarship has shifted entirely (and even unapologetically) into political advocacy with little further in the way of social science or fresh critique and modelling. In Development Studies, Applied Anthropology and possibly in other subfields where gender concerns are presented in 'single-variable' or 'interest-group' perspectives, it may now be time to return to earlier goals through a depoliticisation of 'Feminist' and 'Women's' Studies, appropriately integrating 'Gender Studies' and concerns into subfields in ways that promote holistic advance of those fields. The essay uses two recent books with alternative examinations of feminism in developing societies – one on the area of 'development' and one on relations of two 'developed' countries, the U.S. and Russia – as springboards for a discussion of what has gone wrong and what can be changed in the sub-field of gender and Development Studies.

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Regional and sub-regional effects on development policies

The Benelux and the Nordic countries compared

Lauri Siitonen

and Sweden). 2 The Benelux and Nordic countries include the five best performing donors of development aid (Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the three Scandinavian countries 3 ) as well as two relatively well-performing ones (Belgium and Finland