What is the current state of the culture in development debate?

By | February 5, 2010

Our hunch is that its place [culture in development] has already shifted since we wrote Seeing Culture Everywhere. On the one hand, there is China and David Brooks. On the other, there is a new trend in “development thinking” around the World Bank and elsewhere (like Narayan. Pritchett and Kapoor’s Moving out of Poverty and Jessica Cohen and William Easterly’s What Works in Development) that seem to abandon the term altogether and focus on micro-scale interventions – rightly, we believe.

That is from Joana Breidenbach and Nyiri Pal, guest bloggers at Savage Minds. Read the whole post here.

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