Journal article

Transnational development networks

A Bebbington, U Kothari

Environment and Planning A | Published : 2006


Development is embedded in networks that extend across space and time. These networks - maintained, reworked, and given meaning through the practices of the actors who constitute them - bring together assemblages of institutions, knowledges, and commitments that make possible and shape the ways in which development is done through them. The authors explore the usefulness of concepts of network and assemblage for conceptualizing development, elaborating their ideas through two case studies. In the first they discuss colonial officers' experiences of living and working outside the United Kingdom, the ideas and practices that informed this mode of being, and their influence on the development w..

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