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UNRISD Conference on Social Knowledge and International Policy Making: Exploring the Linkages
What do Buzzwords do for Development Policy?
by Andrea Cornwall and Karen Brock
In this paper, the authors examine three buzzwords - “participation”, “empowerment” and “poverty reduction”’ - and explore the relationship between the discursive shifts that have made them ‘keywords’ in today’s development jargon, and any meaningful changes in policy.
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