Participation and urbanization

Participation and urbanization - people, disregards their...

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Participation: Participatory  Development (PD)
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Participatory Benefits Cultural Congruency Not only does not allow an ignorance of  indigenous knowledge, actually encourages  its use Better communication (see quote) Enables  mutual learning  ( reciprocity of  knowledge ) Self determination and  ownership PD is an end in itself regardless of other  project objectives (i.e. as a process of  empowerment) 
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Better Communication “People are often prevented from taking a more  active role in development because it is  conducted in cultural codes and languages  which are alien to them….(Recent analysis of  development discourse)… suggests that by  its very nature it (the discourse) excludes 
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Unformatted text preview: people, disregards their knowledge and portrays them as ‘ignorant’, by upholding Western scientific rationality as the only paradigm for understanding and communication.”(Gardner and Lewis, 1996) Criticism and Critiques of PD • A buzz word to mask poor development strategies (sometimes even very modernistic projects. (‘tokenism’) • Failure to recognize diversity within the local community • Too costly and too cumbersome Urbanization: Some You-tube • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTAlOxqKYNo (World Bank: ‘Harnessing Urbanization’) • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj31kBOkgy4 (In Manila)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course IAS 220 taught by Professor Dixon during the Winter '09 term at BYU.

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