Key Concepts in Development Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject; Excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading
Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduates and graduate students pursuing geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.
Chapter 5.2: Civil Society, Social Capital and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Civil Society, Social Capital and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Participatory Development and Empowerment
The emergence of participatory development has brought about significant transformations in the ways in which development is constructed and articulated, and it has become firmly embedded in twenty-first century notions of legitimacy, civic engagement and citizenship. Grounded in the concepts of social exclusion and empowerment, participation advocates the involvement of local people in the development projects that impact upon their lives. Participatory development promises to deliver social inclusion through programmes that are designed to listen to, and act upon, the voices of local marginalized groups in society. Interest in participation has accompanied development theory and practice since the 1970s, and it originated as a radical backlash against ...