ERIC Number: EJ1023686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Networking Resources, Owning Productivity: A Post-Development Alternative in Mindanao?
Horner, Lindsey K.
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v11 n4 p538-559 2013
This paper explores the practices of one small non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Mindanao working innovatively to challenge power and interests by linking resources to local communities who control their productivity. While this may seem like social capital, I suggest that the agency over production, and the deeply political and ideological nature of the recipient communities, calls for a different reading. The regard for the contextual and contestational politics suggests that a radical alternative is emerging. I use post-development theory to frame the analysis of this example, posing the question: Is this practice a radical alternative to the internationally framed global development discourses, or are we witnessing the reproduction of these discourses in new forms?
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Power Structure, Economic Development, Productivity, Networks, Social Capital, Christianity, Muslims, Preschool Education, Medical Services, Conflict, Violence, Local Issues, Government Role, Social Change
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines
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