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Nongovernmental organizations and the cultural development perspective in Thailand: A comment on Rigg (1991)

Hewison, K. (1993) Nongovernmental organizations and the cultural development perspective in Thailand: A comment on Rigg (1991). World Development, 21 (10). pp. 1699-1708.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0305-750X(93)90103-G
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Abstract

In contrast to a recent article in World Development this paper suggests that grassroots development strategies have not all failed in Thailand. While state-initiated development has seen few notable successes, the failures are not explained solely by cultural factors such as patron-clientage and bureaucratism. For nongovernment organizations (NGOs), and especially those with a cultural development perspective, implementation strategies are still being developed, and it is thus too soon to adjudicate. They are populist and conservative in approach, but emphasize groups often neglected by the state. The NGO approach is so challenging to state strategies that they must be taken seriously.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 1993 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/19632
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