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'But you can't compare Malawi and Ireland!' - shifting boundaries in a globalised world
Gaynor, Niamh
Although global influences - in the form of international finance coupled with discourses of partnership, participation, good governance, and democracy - exercise an increasing influence on national and local governance arrangements worldwide, comparative studies across the traditional South/North divide remain extremely rare. Drawing on findings from a comparative study of Malawi's PRSP and Ireland's national Social Partnership process, this article demonstrates that a shifting of conceptual boundaries beyond traditionally delineated geographic borders is not just valid but essential, in that it helps to reveal new perspectives on the politics underlying globalised development processes and the transformative potential of those processes.
Keyword(s): Globalization; Sociology; Political science; civil society; globalisation; governance and public policy
Publication Date:
2010
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Gaynor, Niamh (2010) 'But you can't compare Malawi and Ireland!' - shifting boundaries in a globalised world. Development in Practice, 20 (3). pp. 342-353. ISSN 1364-9213
Publisher(s): Routledge
File Format(s): application/pdf; application/msword
Related Link(s): http://doras.dcu.ie/14923/2/Revised_Article_May02.pdf,
http://doras.dcu.ie/14923/1/Revised_Article_May02.doc
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