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The nature of development work

Paul Hoggett, Marjorie Mayo and Miller Chris

in The dilemmas of development work

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349729
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303732 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349729.003.0003
The nature of development work

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This chapter argues for the continued value and relevance of the concept of ‘development’ and ‘development worker’ in Britain. It briefly outlines some of the key traditions and principles of development work both in Britain and overseas. It illustrates this through a detailed examination of some of the typical dilemmas that development workers face when doing the job.

Keywords: development; development worker; traditions; Britain; dilemmas

Chapter.  9450 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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