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Buying consent: the Achilles' heel of aid-induced community participation

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Community participation remains central to development policy; but so do concerns that negotiations to achieve it have become a drill devoid of real meaning. Repeatedly, development interventions fail to unlock its presumed benefits: low-cost innovation, good governance, and sustainability. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork with the Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) in Pakistan, a well-known case of organic community participation, this article demonstrates that the ability to buy consent in the...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0973174117733428

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of South Asian Development Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
3
Pages:
213-235
Publication date:
2017-11-23
Acceptance date:
2017-08-16
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EISSN:
0973-1733
ISSN:
0973-1741
Source identifiers:
729301
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pubs:729301
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uuid:09d48f9f-cee2-494a-9947-8ca51938a305
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pubs:729301
Deposit date:
2017-09-19

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