Development and Change
About: Development and Change is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Population & Politics. It has an ISSN identifier of 0012-155X. Over the lifetime, 2097 publication(s) have been published receiving 90551 citation(s).
Topics: Population, Politics, Poverty, Globalization, Poison control
Papers published on a yearly basis
01 Jul 1999-Development and Change
TL;DR: In this article, the authors evaluate the measurement of women empowerment in the context of three interrelated dimensions: resources agency, achievements, and consequences, and conclude that empowerment is defined by the structural dimensions of individual choice.
Abstract: This paper evaluates the measurement of womens empowerment in the context of three interrelated dimensions: resources agency and achievements. Several studies are analyzed to stress important methodological points. Resources is here understood to refer not only to material resources but also to the various human and social resources which enhance the ability to exercise choice. Individual and structural change are interdependent in processes of empowerment. The idea of choice must be qualified so that it incorporates the structural dimensions of individual choice according to two criteria: the criterion of alternatives relates to the structural conditions under which choices are made while the criterion of consequences relates to the extent to which choices made have the potential for transforming structural conditions. By definition indicators of empowerment cannot provide an accurate measurement of changes in womens ability to make choices; they can merely indicate the direction and meaning of change. Finally there are problems in measurement and conceptualization associated with capturing particular kinds of social change. Thus giving women access to credit creating constitutional provisions for political participation or equalizing educational opportunities is unlikely to empower them automatically; instead it will create a vantage point from which to view alternatives; this in turn constitutes the precondition for the establishment of a more transformatory consciousness.
01 Jan 1986-Development and Change
01 Jul 1995-Development and Change
TL;DR: The concept of indigenous knowledge and its role in development are problematic issues as currently conceptualized as discussed by the authors, and to productively engage indigenous knowledge in development, we must go beyond the dichotomy of indigenous vs. scientific, and work towards greater autonomy for 'indigenous' peoples.
Abstract: In the past few years scholarly discussions have characterized indigenous knowledge as a significant resource for development. This article interrogates the concept of indigenous knowledge and the strategies its advocates present to promote development. The article suggests that both the concept of indigenous knowledge, and its role in development, are problematic issues as currently conceptualized. To productively engage indigenous knowledge in development, we must go beyond the dichotomy of indigenous vs. scientific, and work towards greater autonomy for ‘indigenous’ peoples.
01 Nov 2008-Development and Change
TL;DR: This article argued that the poorest countries and populations will suffer the earliest and most damaging setbacks from climate change, even though they have contributed least to the problem, and that no country will be immune to the impact of climate change.
Abstract: Climate change is the defining human development challenge of the 21st Century. Failure to respond to that challenge will stall and then reverse international efforts to reduce poverty. The poorest countries and populations will suffer the earliest and most damaging setbacks, even though they have contributed least to the problem. Looking to the future, no country—however wealthy or powerful—will be immune to the impact of climate change.
01 Sep 2017-Development and Change
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