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Integrating Contested Aspirations, Processes and Policy: Development as Hanging In, Stepping Up and Stepping Out

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  • Andrew Dorward

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This article proposes a dialogue around a conceptualisation of development as involving three complementary processes: 'hanging in', 'stepping up' and 'stepping out'. These describe different types and scales of structural change in national and sub-national societies and economies, in different sectors within these economies, and in people's evolving livelihoods. The simplicity and strong theoretical, empirical and experiential content of this make it a powerful framework both for interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral, multi-scale analysis of dynamic development processes, and for structuring dialogue about contested aspirations, assumptions, modalities and constraints among development analysts and stakeholders with different interests and paradigms. Copyright (c) The Author 2009. Journal compilation (c) 2009 Overseas Development Institute..

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Article provided by Overseas Development Institute in its journal Development Policy Review.

Volume (Year): 27 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (03)
Pages: 131-146

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Handle: RePEc:bla:devpol:v:27:y:2009:i:2:p:131-146

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  1. Solava Ibrahim, 2011. "Poverty, aspirations and wellbeing: afraid to aspire and unable to reach a better life – voices from Egypt," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series 14111, BWPI, The University of Manchester.
  2. Giller, K.E. & Tittonell, P. & Rufino, M.C. & van Wijk, M.T. & Zingore, S. & Mapfumo, P. & Adjei-Nsiah, S. & Herrero, M. & Chikowo, R. & Corbeels, M. & Rowe, E.C. & Baijukya, F. & Mwijage, A. & Smith,, 2011. "Communicating complexity: Integrated assessment of trade-offs concerning soil fertility management within African farming systems to support innovation and development," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 104(2), pages 191-203, February.
  3. Elaine Unterhalter & Andrew Dorward, 2013. "New MDGs, Development Concepts, Principles and Challenges in a Post-2015 World," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 113(2), pages 609-625, September.

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