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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 […]

Development alternatives: practice, dilemmas and theory

| By A. Bebbington and D. Bebbington | Published in Area, Vol. 33 No. 1: 7-17 | | Reprinted in William Moseley, David Lanegran and Kavita Pandit (eds.) The Introductory Reader in Human Geography: Contemporary Debates and Classic Writings. Oxford. Blackwell Press, pp. 309-318. | Abstract: This paper argues that much scholarly work on civil society and […]

Re-encountering development: livelihood transitions and place transformations in the Andes

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 90 No. 3. Pp. 495-520 | Abstract: Neither poststructural nor neoliberal interpretations of development capture the full extent and complexity of rural transformations in the Andes. Poststructural critiques tend to view development as a process of cultural destruction and homogenization, […]