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Helping people help themselves : from the World Bank to an alternative philosophy of development assistance

Author: David P Ellerman
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2006.
Series: Evolving values for a capitalist world.
Edition/Format:   eBook : State or province government publication : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Surveys the theoretical foundations for a philosophy of development - including the work of Albert Hirschman, Paolo Freire, John Dewey, and Soren Kierkegaard. The author offers a practical suggestion  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ellerman, David P.
Helping people help themselves.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2006
(OCoLC)64583572
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David P Ellerman
ISBN: 9780472021765 0472021761
OCLC Number: 448663107
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 334 p.)
Contents: Introduction & overview --
Internal & external motivation: beyond homo economicus --
The indirect approach --
Indirect approaches: intellectual history --
Autonomy-respecting development assistance --
Knowledge-based development assistance --
Can development agencies learn & help clients learn? --
Case study: assistance to the transition countries --
Hirschmanian themes of social learning & change --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Evolving values for a capitalist world.
Responsibility: David Ellerman.

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