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The power of greed : collective action in international development

Author: Michael Rosberg
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In a lively and provocative analysis of community development, Michael Rosberg challenges the received wisdom of international development agencies, suggesting that in order for development to be successful it must speak directly to the self-interest of individuals in emerging nations. He argues that economic challenges are best addressed with a careful understanding of local circumstances, noting that grassroots  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rosberg
ISBN: 0888644299 9780888644299
OCLC Number: 56875467
Description: xxxvii, 299 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Morality is blinding us --
Decision-making and responsibility --
The emergence of expediency in the Caribbean Region --
Clientelism versus moral community development --
Structural theories and related strategies --
The development potential of process theories --
Greed can dismantle clientelism --
The development project as a creative response to greed --
Five scenarios of demand-led projects.
Responsibility: Michael Rosberg.

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Argues that the desperate and greedy behaviour of the poor and their oppressors is not the enemy of international development, but its potential ally. This book says that we ought to resist taking  Read more...

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