Local development, participation and change

Carrino, Luciano (2010) Local development, participation and change Universitas Forum: International Journal on Human Development and International Cooperation, 2 (1). -http://www.universitasforum.org/index.php/ojs. ISSN 2070-6790

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Participatory local development is increasingly presented as a tool overcome the effects of vulnerability, exclusion and impoverishment that have resulted from the concentration of wealth in the hands of powerful groups who are able to influence and orient the economy and the life of the planet. However, in order to effectively contributing to change, certain conceptual ambiguities need to be addressed because these risk neutralizing its huge potential, to clarify the meaning and utilization of the words “development”, “local” and “participation”. In this article, the author shows how the word “local” can refer to different political visions – here defined as authoritarian, participatory and critical – and proposes a definition that best contributes to change.

Document Type:Article
Keywords:local developmet; participation; participatory local development
Topics:Democratic and participatory governance > Conceptual issues
Local economic development > Conceptual issues
Deposited On:29 Nov 2010 13:19
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