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dc.contributor.authorLucas, Henry
dc.contributor.authorCornwall, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-06T15:00:38Z
dc.date.available2014-06-06T15:00:38Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationLucas, H. & A. Cornwall (2003) Researching social policy. Working paper series, 185. Brighton: IDS.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/3980
dc.description.abstractThe 1990s saw a remarkable change in the rhetoric of international donor and lender agencies. The “magic of the market” paradigm of the previous decade gave way to a “balanced” strategy in which the state had a crucial role to play. The primacy of economic growth gave way to an emphasis on “poverty reduction”, with poverty being defined not simply in income terms but as a “multidimensional” construct, also covering low levels of education and health, vulnerability and powerlessness. To address this broad agenda, agencies turned to experts on “social development”, often providing a welcome boost to their own previously somewhat marginalised social development teams. This concern with social issues and social context lead to a greatly expanded demand for new methodologies and methods which could provide improved “knowledge” and “understanding” of social processes. A battery of “toolkits”, “manuals” and “sourcebooks” were produced, each of which promised not only to meet this demand but to do so quickly, efficiently and often in partnership with local people. This Working Paper reviews some of the main methodological approaches to emerge from this period, reflecting on both their ambitious objectives and somewhat more prosaic limitations.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherIDSen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS working papers;185
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectDevelopment Policyen_GB
dc.subjectEducationen_GB
dc.subjectHealthen_GB
dc.subjectPolitics and Poweren_GB
dc.subjectPovertyen_GB
dc.titleResearching social policyen_GB
dc.typeIDS Working Paperen_GB
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.koha144107


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