Adam Bartley is a Researcher and PhD candidate at RMIT University, Melbourne. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Power of Language in ‘Development’
Praxis guest Joe Comer asks how we can be sure that the language we use as a vehicle for change isn’t the reason we desire that change.
A conversation about participation
Is there a genesis moment in participatory practice, a moment when the facilitator infers some kind of need and has to just run with it?
Thinking about complexity
What is complexity and how might an understanding of complexity theory influence our practice of development? Here are a couple of articles that raise some interesting insights.
On the G20 Summit
Some light reading on the G20 summit in Brisbane.
Welcome to Praxis!
We would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly encourage students, staff, alumni, other ID programs, professionals, and those generally interested in development issues…
Andrew Hewett: ‘Is the Golden Age of NGOs Coming to an End?’
Former Executive Director Andrew Hewitt's 2014 Welcome address to RMIT Masters of International Development
How ‘development’ worked in India, but not in the way we intended
Has the mere presence of a development industry in India help shape a generation of outward looking policy makers and businessmen?
Political leadership, elites and development
'What is unique about this article (and ostensibly other publications put out by the DLP) is the core focus on unpacking the real-politik of local leadership in processes of…
Binoy Kampmark was a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He lectures at RMIT University, Melbourne.
David Pollock is a PhD student and researcher with RMIT University. His studies traverse the fields of Political Science, Ethnopolitics, Postcolonial Theory, Cultural Studies, Social…
Adam Bartley is a PhD candidate and researcher with RMIT University. He can be found at @AaBartley In Taiwan the new president elect Tsai Ing-wen…
HERE is a very interesting interview with Nina Munk, author of ‘The Idealist‘. The book, published in 2013, is both a profile piece on Columbia University-based…
Several pieces on the emerging discourse around thinking and working politically in development.
It seems that INGOs, whatever the quality of their practices in foreign countries, can never fool governments into lending them the legitimacy granted local actors.