"Contesting Development" by Michael Woolcock

Contesting Development Participatory Projects and Local Conflict Dynamics in Indonesia Michael Woolcock, Patrick Barron, Rachael Diprose

Yale Agrarian Studies Series
Publication date:
22 Feb 2011
Yale University Press
384 pages: 235 x 156 x 27mm
31 b-w illus.
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This pathbreaking book analyzes a highly successful participatory development program in Indonesia, exploring its distinctive origins and design principles and its impacts on local conflict dynamics and social institutions.

Patrick Barron, a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford, was for seven years the manager of World Bank’s Conflict and Development program in Indonesia. Rachael Diprose holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and has worked in development research, policy, and programming around the world. Michael Woolcock is senior social scientist, Development Research Group, World Bank.

Patrick Barron, Michael Woolcock, and Rachel Diprose, Contesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflicts Dynamics in Indonesia  is co-winner of the 2012 ASA Sociology of Development Section Faculty Book Award