This point is important if the participation and equity principles are to be

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2006:11). This point is important if the participation and equity principles are to be enhanced. Finally, alternative biofuel development trajectories should support and protect not just the environment, but also be rooted in principles of social justice. Boosting inclusive small scale farming aiming for social justice is a reasonable approach to strengthen the sustainable development paradigm.
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19 3. Methodological Framework Having set out the theoretical framework in the last section, I will now discuss the methodological framework. These will serve as methods to apply theories and the analytical framework in order to answer the research questions. 3.1 Research Design: The research design drawn by Alexander George (1979 cited in Marsh & Stoker, 2010), discusses a series of essential stages for the study. Firstly, having already specified the problem to be investigated, the following step is to highlight the units of analysis around dynamics to be central to that comparative study. In order to do so, an important task is to select the types of data that will be needed, and to specify how the expected findings would relate to the theory that has guided the selection of the cases. The second phase of the research process involves the actual execution of the case studies required by the design developed in the first phase. This consists in the operationalizing the chosen instrument that fits the research question. The choice of the method is related to the nature of the question, the presented empirical cases and the expected results. Similarly, a relevant criterion to selecting an appropriate research method relies on its purpose (Aberbach & Rockman. 2002: 673, Peters. 1998). As outlined before, the study has the objective of ascertain the underlying reasons of why we find such differentiated impacts between the cases. The comparative approach for this purpose depicts a suitable instrument of researching the relationships between two cases. It is justified if it is linked to the question and hypothesis. Therefore, as Peters further asserts, ‘‘without some comparison (across cases for instance) there is no means to sort out the causes of the differences’’ (Peters, G. 1998:139). In that sense, the research question and purpose as stated previously aim to find out and interpret the reasons for the contrasting impacts from the two cases in Honduras. This will further enable me to understand the transformations underway and further findings in their social- political realms in those rural spaces. I will do this, by critically engaging the theoretical framework with the evidence of the two differentiated cases in Honduras in order to gain an understanding from both processes and features. 3.2 Comparative Approach: Comparative case studies allow scholars to investigate how system level traits affect outcomes (Manheim et al. 2008). Accordingly, Pickvance further emphasizes the two familiar types of comparative analysis, basically centered on those which seek to explain variation and those which seek to explain commonality. There are those in which the analyses focus on the explanation of
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