Post Tagged with: "development"

United by Strength or Oppression? A Critique of the Western Model of Feminism

United by Strength or Oppression? A Critique of the Western Model of Feminism

The white, Western model of feminism complies and converges with the development-industrial complex such that the concerns of women in the Global South are distorted.

Review – Volunteer Tourism in the Global South

Review – Volunteer Tourism in the Global South

Examining our attachments to ethical consumption practices such as volunteer tourism, Vrasti’s book sheds light on its links to capitalism and neoliberal subjectivity.

Accountability, Peace, Development and Democracy in Bangladesh

Accountability, Peace, Development and Democracy in Bangladesh

The European Union should promote a dialogue between political forces in Bangladesh that will allow a return to stability and normal democratic means to contest power.

A Balanced Perception of Religion in International Relations

A Balanced Perception of Religion in International Relations

As religion is not expected to disappear, there is an urgent need to use it advantageously in making the world more secure and to make its positive potential more known.

Breaking the Dependency Mentality in International Development

Breaking the Dependency Mentality in International Development

Enforcing a clear set of rules should help local NGOs to escape the trap of dependency mentality and make the demand for financial assistance more deliberative.

Thinking About Developmental States Beyond East Asia

Thinking About Developmental States Beyond East Asia

The experience of East Asian states cannot be easily replicated, as the ability of a state to undergo structural transformation is limited by the existing conditions.

“Lat Does Not Exist”: The Last Testament of a Dead Village

“Lat Does Not Exist”: The Last Testament of a Dead Village

In India debates rage over how to handle the dilemma of development-induced displacement. Each year 15m people find themselves placed in the way of desired dams or mines.

In Celebration of Senseless Acts of Kindness

In Celebration of Senseless Acts of Kindness

There are many blogs on humanitarianism & development. They tend to be overly-technical, narrowly prescriptive, and circulate within the international aid industry. The Flesh and Blood blog will offer something different.

Review – Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity

Review – Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity

Shao’s remarkable work offers a rich interpretive approach to China’s complex urban landscape that will interest both China-watchers and urban scholars.

Opposition in Bolivarian Venezuela: Caught Between Conflict and Compromise

Opposition in Bolivarian Venezuela: Caught Between Conflict and Compromise

The Venezuelan opposition has undergone important changes in an institutionalist direction in its composition, discursive emphasis, and strategic direction.

No Security Required: The Danger of Boardroom-Driven Development

No Security Required: The Danger of Boardroom-Driven Development

We should be wary of buzzwords and trends in development, as ideas that make a great deal of sense in a boardroom are, at times, very difficult to justify in the field.

Post-Development and the Practitioner

Post-Development and the Practitioner

Post-development thinking interrogates the history, meaning, and motives of the development industry while forcing the development professional to change how they view the world.

Review – Doing Bad by Doing Good

Review – Doing Bad by Doing Good

Coyne has provided a readable treatment of why well-intentioned humanitarian assistance is often less successful than promised and can lead to negative unintended consequences.

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