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Transnational corporations and transnational civil society

| By L. Hinojosa V. and A. Bebbington | Published in The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism: The Collapse of an Economic Order? Edited by K. Birch and V. Mykhnenko. London: Zed. | | Full text (PDF) | Excerpt: At the time of writing (June 2009) the Peruvian government was in the midst of its worst political […]

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 […]

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, […]

Social capital, development and access to resources in highland Ecuador

| By A. Bebbington and T. Perreault | Published in Economic Geography, Vol. 75 (4): 395-418 | Abstract: Building on recent statements calling for greater emphasis on the roles of organized actors and civil society in development research, in this paper we analyze the utility of themes raised in current debates on social capital for pursuing such […]

New states, new NGOs? Crisis and transition among Andean rural development NGOs

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in World Development, vol. 25 no. 11:1755-1765 | Abstract: This paper discusses the challenges faced by rural development nongovernmental organization (NGOs) in the Andes and Chile within current contexts of public sector reform and economic liberalization. These changes, and the recognition that previous NGO initiatives have had limited impacts […]

Organizations and intensifications: small farmer federations, rural livelihoods and agricultural technology in the Andes and Amazonia

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in World Development, vol. 24 (7): 1161-1178 | Abstract: This paper analyzes several experiences from Bolivia and Ecuador of how campesino and indigenous federations engage in agricultural development and natural resource management activities. It is argued that the federations may have especially important roles to play in agricultural and livelihood intensification. […]

The direct funding of Southern NGOs by Northern donors: new agendas and old problems

| By A.Bebbington and R.Riddell | Published in the Journal for International Development, vol. 7 No. 6: 879-893 | Introduction: The tendency of official donors to channel an increasing amount of funds directly to Southern NGOs (SNGOs) raises a range of questions: why is this occurring; how is it being done; what are the impacts on SNGOs; what sorts of […]

Governments, NGOs and agricultural development: perspectives on changing inter-organisational relationships

| By A.Bebbington and J. Farrington | Published in the Journal of Development Studies, Volume 29 Number 2: 199-219 | Abstract: There are divergent interests in involving NGOs in public sector programmes of agricultural development. Some commentators seek to foster popular participation through such involvement, while others view it largely within the logic of public sector […]

Modernization from below: An alternative indigenous development?

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Economic Geography Vol. 69 Number 3: 274-292 | | Reprinted in S. Corbridge (ed.) Development: Critical Essays in Human Geography. Aldershot. Ashgate | Abstract: This paper compares conceptions of “indigenous agriculture” and alternative agricultural development as used by academics with approaches to agricultural development taken by Indian federations […]