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The case of colonial India and Africa
C. A. Bayly

Bayly 02_Tonra 01 21/06/2011 10:17 Page 39 2 Indigenous and colonial origins of comparative economic development: the case of colonial India and Africa C.A. Bayly 1 In recent years the debate about comparative economic development has broadened out to take account of work in other major human sciences, particularly anthropology, sociology, philosophy and history. Development specialists have become increasingly aware of the need to understand the history and ideologies of the societies within which they work in order to encourage better reactions to their

in History, historians and development policy
Susan Park

3402 World Bank Group:2634Prelims 12/11/09 14:56 Page 58 3 The World Bank and new norms of development Introduction The previous chapter outlined how international norms constitute and reconstitute IO identities through processes of direct and indirect socialisation. Demonstrating that IOs consume norms from their social structure and reproduce them explains how and why IOs diffuse the norms they do. Building on this framework, this chapter analyses how direct and indirect socialisation from TEANs led to an identity shift within the World Bank via

in World Bank Group interactions with environmentalists
Mandakini Pant

11 Mobilizing and strengthening knowledge for sustainable development in India Mandakini Pant University–community partnerships are based on the understanding that: (a) academics/researchers, practitioners (CSOs) and community members share a commonality of purpose for effecting sustainable development by producing knowledge to be used for the practical purpose of policy change and developmental interventions, contributing to theoretical elaboration and empowering communities through knowledge dissemination; and (b) they can be complementary to each other in

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Class, gender and race
Duncan Wheeler

of in Spanish cinema at the time, and commencing with a group of young adults sitting around a table, self-consciously playing up for the camera, the film uses montage and strong visual imagery to deconstruct the human need to tell stories, ranging from anecdotes to grand socio-political narratives. In one scene, a man reads a newspaper article on what Barcelona will be like in 2000 whilst a voice-over talks of the need for responsible growth and development to ensure their grandchildren inherit a great city; the camera cuts to scenes of chaotic construction under

in Following Franco
Paul Greenhalgh

quickly realised by manufacturers, making them keen supporters of succeeding events. The decision to hold exhibitions on a regular basis was an even more significant move. In isolation, any exhibition has limited importance, but when a policy is formed providing for the staging of events at regular intervals, the opportunity for development and growth appears. Between 1797 and 1849 ten national exhibitions were held, each

in Ephemeral vistas
Jane M. Adams

2 The development and marketing of specialist water cure resorts Introduction While the English spas have been accorded an influential role in shaping elite social life in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, their importance to nineteenth-century society and culture is perceived to have waned. As a result there has been little systematic investigation of their growth and development after 1815.1 Spas are considered to be the pre-eminent example of a new category of town – the health and leisure resort – that emerged as part of a broad expansion in diverse

in Healing with water
Jan Broadway

Chapter 1 . The development of local history in England before 1660 L ocal history as a distinctive genre of written history can hardly be said to exist before the fifteenth century. The conditions were not auspicious for its development, since it was – and to a large extent remains – dependent upon a local readership. In the medieval period, the lack of a literate lay readership militated against the development of the genre. Local and family traditions almost certainly thrived in a vibrant oral culture, but only occasional clues as to its nature and extent

in ‘No historie so meete’
Jeremy Sarkin

This article examines the ways in which missing persons have been dealt with, mainly in the former Yugoslavia, to show how the huge advances made in the search for, recovery and identification of those who disappeared is positively impacting on the ability of families to find their loved ones. The article surveys the advances made in dealing with the missing on a range of fronts, including the technical and forensic capacities. It examines some of the other developments that have occurred around the world with regard to the search for, recovery and identification of people and makes recommendations on how to make improvements to ensure that the rights of families around the world, as well as a range of other human rights, including truth and justice, are enhanced.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Sunila S. Kale and Christian Lee Novetzke

yoga was a political statement, a declaration that while the West had given the world the technologies of the industrial revolution yoked to the liberal values of the enlightenment, India had given the world the possibility of spiritual transformation through yoga, a technology of self-control. It was also a move in the ongoing politics of international climate management. 1 Yoga, as control of the self, was displayed here as both a means to divert a political argument among nations about carbon emissions and development, but also a technique, one predicated on

in Political theologies and development in Asia
Megan Daigle, Sarah Martin, and Henri Myrttinen

Introduction By its very nature – ostensibly, that of responding to natural and human-made crises – humanitarian, peacebuilding and (to a lesser extent) development work occurs in close proximity to potential danger. The degree of risk and danger to staff carrying out this kind of work in ‘the field’ has increased greatly over recent decades, due in part to the changing nature of conflict and in part to the rapidly increasing number of local and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs