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Development: Social capital

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, pp 165-170. Edited by N. Thrift and R. Kitchin. Oxford: Elsevier. | Abstract: The concept of social capital generally refers to the assets that reside within social actors’ relationships. These assets are understood as constituting an important part of people’s identities, livelihood and political strategies, […]

Social movements and the dynamics of rural territorial development in Latin America

| By A.Bebbington, R. Abramovay, M. Chiriboga | Published in World Development, 36(12): 2874-2887 | Summary: This special section brings together 4 of the 12 studies conducted within a research program analyzing the relationships among social mobilization, governance, and rural development in contemporary Latin America. The introduction gives an overview of the contemporary significance of social […]

Local capacity, village governance and the political economy of rural development in Indonesia

| By A. Bebbington, L. Dharmawan, E. Farmi, and S. Guggenheim | Published in World Development 34(11): 1958-1976 | | Full text (PDF) | Abstract: This paper develops a framework for conceptualizing local capacity to address village level livelihood and governance problems. The framework is based on an analysis of asset distribution, combined with an explicit […]

Village politics, culture and community driven development: insights from Indonesia

| By A. Bebbington, L. Dharmawan, E. Farmi and S. Guggenheim | Published in Progress in Development Studies 4(3): 1-19 | Abstract: Local governance arrangements often reflect culturally charged struggles for power as well as culturally motivated efforts to gain access to power. Yet current discussions around community-driven and decentralized development pay little attention to this […]

From research to innovation: getting the most from interaction with NGOs in farming systems research and extension

| By J. Farrington and A. Bebbington | Published in the Journal of Farming Systems Research-Extension, vol. 4 number 1 | Introduction: Over recent years, many people have suggested that agricultural and rural development strategies would benefit from increased collaboration between government and non-governmental development organisations. Donors, in particular, have begun to call for more NGO […]

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 […]