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Introduction. Alternative development: Unravelling marginalization, voicing change


This book brings together a collection of essays that discuss alternatives to mainstream development thinking and practice, and how these alternatives may affect local and global processes of marginalization and change in the Global South. Alternative development is concerned with identifying and promoting alternative practices and redefining the goals of development. The book takes as its starting point the history of alternative ideas of development by engaging with the work of Professor Ragnhild Lund from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, whose involvement in development geography spans four decades. Ragnhild Lund’s career has balanced academic life with activism and policy work. The essays in the book honour her work by engaging with founding themes of alternative development such as local knowledges and practices, poverty, gender, environment and sustainable development, and by addressing recent debates such as forced migration, conflict and climate change. The themes of the book speak to academics, students of development studies, policy makers and activists in the Global South and North.--Provided by publisher.

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Brun, Cathrine
Blaike, Piers

Oxford Brookes departments

School of Architecture


Year of publication: 2014
Date of RADAR deposit: 2021-09-21

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This RADAR resource is the Accepted Manuscript of Introduction. Alternative development: Unravelling marginalization, voicing change
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