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Social capital and development studies II: can Bourdieu travel to policy?

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Progress in Development Studies vol. 7 no. 2: 155-162 | Introduction: My first progress report (Bebbington, 2004) focused on the nature of recent debates on social capital and development, and explored some of the institutional contexts that may help explain why the concept became so attractive to some authors and […]

Reclaiming Development? NGOs and the Challenge of Alternatives

By D. Mitlin, S. Hickey and A. Bebbington | Published in World Development 35(10): 1699-1720 | Full text (PDF) | Abstract: In 1987, World Development published a supplement entitled “Development Alternatives: the Challenge of NGOs.” Although this challenge now seems far more complicated, this paper suggests one way of giving meaning (and possibility) back to the juxtaposition of […]

Minería y Desarrollo en Perú con especial referencia al Proyecto Río Blanco, Piura

| By A. Bebbington, M. Connarty, W. Coxshall, H. O’Shaughnessy, M. Williams | Published by Instituto de Estudios Peruanos/CIPCA/Oxfam International/Peru Support Group, Lima| Full text | English version Este informe aborda las relaciones entre la minería y el desarrollo en el Perú, centrando su atención en una experiencia particular en la sierra norte de Piura: el proyecto Río Blanco ejecutado por Minera Majaz, […]

Mining and development in Peru, with special reference to the Rio Blanco Project, Piura

| By A. Bebbington, M. Connarty, W. Coxshall, H. O’Shaughnessy, M. Williams | Published by the Peru Suppport Group, London | Full text |Spanish version This report addresses the relationships between mining and development in Peru, focusing on a particular experience in the Northern highlands of Piura – the Rio Blanco Project, executed by Minera Majaz, a wholly owned subsidiary […]

Social movements and the politicization of chronic poverty

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Development and Change, 38(5): 793-818 | Abstract: Discussions of chronic poverty emphasize the extent to which poverty endures because of the social relationships and structures within which particular social groups are embedded. In this sense chronic poverty is a socio-political relationship rather than a condition of assetless-ness. Understood as […]

Of texts and practices: empowerment and organizational cultures in World Bank-funded rural development programmes

| By A. Bebbington, D. Lewis, S. Batterbury, E. Olson and S. Siddiqi | Published in Journal of Development Studies, 43(4): 597-621 | Abstract: The World Bank’s recent concern for ‘empowerment’ grows out of longer standing discussions of participation, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society. While commitments to empowerment enter World Bank texts with relative ease, […]