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Development in practice


Each book in this series of Readers is introduced by a specially commissioned overview, and contains an annotated bibliography of current and classic titles which together constitute an essential reading List on the chosen theme.

Development and Patronage (new)

Introduced by Melakou Tegegn

(Senior Lecturer, El Taller, Addis Ababa)

Far from being a liberating process for all, much of what has been done in the name of development has served to reinforce the intellectual, material, and financial dependence of those on the receiving end. Some argue that the yen, concept of development is essentially a vehicle in which cultural values and social norms as well as resources are exported from one part of the world to another. along a one-way route from rich to poor. Aid thus becomes a means by which unequal relationships of power are maintained and patronage is fostered.

Contents include:

Sara Hlupekile Longwe: Patriarchal pot and the evaporation of gender policies; Paul Tiyambe Zeleza: African libraries and the consumption and production of knowledge; Martin Khor: The WTO and foreign investment: implications and alternatives for developing countries; Firoze Manji: Collaboration with the South: Agents of aid or solidarity ?; Richard Moseley-Williams: Partners and beneficiaries: questioning donors; Jenny Pearce: NGOs and social change: agents of facilitators?; Didier Bloch: Strengthening unions: the case of the Brazilian North-East; Gino Lofredo: Help yourself by helping The Poor; Annotated bibliography

September 1997, 0 85598 376 0 ,paperback 112pp, £8.95, $15.00


Development for Health (new)

Introduced by Eleanor Hill (Community Health Consultant)

The achievement of Health for All by the Year 2000' has been the declared goal of the international community for almost 20 years. Yet, with deepening economic disparity within and between nations, and with near-universal cuts in public spending on health services, millions of people today are denied access even to basic care. Community participation is reduced to paying for treatment, a cruel parody of the right to participate in shaping health and social-welfare policies which was affirmed two decades ago.


Eleanor Hill: Over the edge: health-care provision, development, and marginalisation; TK Sundari Ravindran: Research on women's health: some methodological issues; Anne LaFond: Deterrents to immunization in Somalia: a survey of mothers' attitudes; Teresa Cresswell: Participatory appraisal in the UK urban health sector: keeping faith with perceived needs; Vikram Patel, Jane Mutambirwa and Sekai Nhiwatiwa: Stressed, depressed or bewitched ? A perspective on mental health care, culture and religion; Derek Summerfield: The psychosocial effects of conflict in the Third World; Patricia Diskett and Patricia Nickson: Financing primary health care: an NGO perspective; Betsy Hartmann: Population control in the new world order; Centro de Informacion y Servicios de Asesoria en Salud: Adjusting health care: the case of Nicaragua; Hilary Hughes: Evaluating HI V/AIDS programmes; Chris Roys: Widows' and orphans' property disputes: the impact of AIDS in Rakai District, Uganda; Annotated bibliography.

March 1997, 0 85598 368 X, paperback 112pp, £8.95, $15.00


Development and Social Diversity

Introduced by Mary B Anderson (President of The Collaborative for Development Action

Inc, Cambridge, Mass., USA)

Development and Social Diversity brings together papers which explore people's varied expectations of development.


Mary B Anderson: Understanding difference and building solidarity: a challenge to development initiatives; Naila Kabeer: Gender, development, and training: raising awareness in the planning process; Tom Scanlon, Francesca Scanlon, and Maria Luiza Nobre Lamarao: Working with street children; Mark Gorman: Older people and development: the last minority?; Shubi L Ishemo: Culture, liberation and 'development'; Dimbab Ngidang: The politics of development in longhouse communities in Sarawak, East Malaysia; Hugo Slim: What is development?; Odhiambo Anacleti: Research into local culture: implications for participatory development; Rocio Tábora: An education programme for peasant women in Honduras; Lewis B Dzimbiri: Challenging gender stereotypes in training: Mozambican refugees in Malawi; Yezichalem Kassa and Feleke Tadele: Defining local needs: a community-based diagnostic survey in Ethiopia; Jo Rowlands: Empowerment examined; Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay: Some thoughts on gender and culture; Valerie Emblem: Who is the expert?; Annotated bibliography.

1996, 0 85598 343, paperback 112pp, £8.95, $15.00


Development in States of War

Introduced by Stephen Commins (Director of Policy and Planning, World Vision international)

This collection draws on the varied experience of practitioners and human-rights activists in dealing with the social consequences of war, including the emotional damage done to victims and those who work with them.


Stephen Commins: In the line of fire: development in conflict; Chris Roche: Operationality in turbulence: the need for a change; Linda Agerbak: Breaking the cycle of violence: doing development in situations of conflict; Alex de Waal: Famine and human rights; Jonathan

Goodhand with Peter Chamberlain: 'Dancing with the prince': NGOs' survival strategies in the Afghan conflict; Francisco Alvarez Solis and Pauline Martin: The role of Salvadorean NGOs in post-war reconstruction; Hans Buwalda: Children of war in the Philippines; Jane

Shackman and fill Reynolds: Training indigenous workers in mental-health care; Miloon Kothari: The United Nations speaks out on forced evictions; Derek Summerfield: Assisting survivors of war and atrocity: notes on 'psycho-social' issues for NGO workers; Alison Joyner: Supporting education in emergencies: a case study from southern Sudan; Lucy Bonnerjea: Family tracing: in whose interests?; Annotated bibliography.

1996, 085598 344 2, paperback 112pp, £8.95,$15.00



Development In Practice

Editor: Deborah Eade

Reviews Editor: Caroline Know es

'A forum a diverse constituency and global range around the problematic phenomenon of global development.' Kishore Saint, Ubeshwar Vikas Mandal, India

'Here, in one single publication, are the latest tools, concepts and experiences written in an accessible style, by and for development workers and managers.' Jethro Pettit, International Director, World Neighbors

Development in Practice is a forum for practitioners, policy makers, and academics to exchange information and analysis concerning the social dimensions of development and emergency relief work. As a multidisciplinary journal of policy and practice, Development in Practice reflects a wide range of institutional and cultural backgrounds and a variety of professional experience. All articles are independently refereed.

Each issue features:

- Editorial

- Main articles

- Practical notes

- Research round-up

- Viewpoint

- Feedback

- Book reviews

- Conference reports

- Book shelf

- News in brief

Each volume is published in four issues (February, May, August and November). The final issue includes an index to the whole volume and the collected abstracts translated into French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Development in Practice is also available in electronic form via CatchWord Ltd. a worldwide electronic publishing services company. For more information, details about subscription rates, and to request a sample copy, please contact Oxfam Publishing (see inside front cover for address).

Volume 7 (1997) ISSN 0961-4524

Subscription rates (print or electronic version) Institutions: £125, $218

Personal: £50, $85

Developing countries: £25 $42

Bulk rates also available. Please contact Oxfam Publishing for details.