Networking resources, owning productivity: a post-development alternative in Mindanao?

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This paper explores the practices of one small non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Mindanao working innovatively to challenge power and interests by linking resources to local communities who control their productivity. While this may seem like social capital, I suggest that the agency over production, and the deeply political and ideological nature of the recipient communities, calls for a different reading. The regard for the contextual and contestational politics suggests that a radical alternative is emerging. I use post-development theory to frame the analysis of this example, posing the question: Is this practice a radical alternative to the internationally framed global development discourses, or are we witnessing the reproduction of these discourses in new forms?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-599
Number of pages21
JournalGlobalisation, Societies and Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • post\-development
  • livelihoods
  • networking
  • Mindanao
  • social capital

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