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Playing with power : a strengths-based approach to local economic development in the Philippines

Cahill, Amanda


This thesis explores the contested nature of power relations in community development. It draws on an ethnographic account of the Jagna Community Partnering Project (JCPP) implemented on the island province of Bohol in the Philippines to stimulate local economic development. The project applied post-development principles using participatory, strengths-based and action research approaches that built on informal economic practices to establish community enterprises. Through this process, the...[Show more]

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