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Rural construction management for developing economies: Implications for professional education - the case of Assam

D Week, H Doloi, M Lamb (ed.)

AUBEA 2017 | EPiC Series in Education Science | Published : 2017

Abstract

The authors are engaged in a three-year project, funded by the State of Assam, India, to develop new postgraduate qualification in construction management for Assam, and to research housing and infrastructure strategies aimed at improving rural life. This inter-cultural collaboration mirrors a common arrangement in international development assistance in which an institution from the Global North is invited to assist an institution from the Global South. However, the historical relationships between the North and South, and the way in which they play out in such arrangements has been critiqued from multiple perspectives. The North-South divide is rooted in colonial history, is based on a pri..

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