Revolutions in Development Inquiry
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Revolutions in Development Inquiry

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Robert Chambers returns with a new book that reviews, together for the first time, some of the revolutionary changes in the methodologies and methods of development inquiry that have occurred in the past forty years, and reflects on their transformative potential for the future.

This book breaks new ground by describing and analysing the evolution of a sequence of approache...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published September 11th 2008 by Earthscan Publications
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Pretty good, especially considering I knew almost everything in here already from his workshops...but it was a fun review, and well written, and really put everything in historical context and clarified any last questions I had about participatory methods. ;)
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Since the 1980s, he has been one of the leading advocates for putting the poor, destitute and marginalised at the centre of the processes of development policy. In particular he argues they should be taken into account when the development problem is identified, policy formulated and projects implemented. He popularised within development circles such phrases as "putting the last first" and stress...more
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