Whose Reality Counts?
In this sequel to Rural Development: Putting the last first Robert Chambers argues that central issues in development have been overlooked, and that many past errors have flowed from domination by those with power. Through analysing experience - of past mistakes and myths, and of the continuing meth...
Juremas Children in the Forest of Spirits
This in-depth study examines the colonized native groups of the Kariri and the Shoko of North-eastern Brazil and it shows how a threatened minority group can effectively help to shape its future and how small groups of disenfranchized individuals can recover their ethnic identity and human dignity....
Indigenous Organizations and Development
Indigenous organizations are local-level institutions with a community base, such as women's groups, ethnic associations, traditional religious groups, and a wide variety of other social groups.
Learning from Gal Oya
This first paperback edition recounts the drama of a remarkably successful experiment that introduced farmer organization for self-managed development in the largest and most run-down conflict-ridden irrigation system in Sri Lanka and now updates the story to record the author's picture of Gal Oya i...
Beyond Intellectual Property
Beyond Intellectual Property: Toward traditional resources rights for indigenous peoples and local communities
Power, Process and Participation
Rachel Slocum, Lori Wichhart, Diana Rocheleau, Barbara Thomas-Slayter
This book focuses on participatory capacity-building in ways that address the practical needs and strategic interests of the disadvantaged and disempowered - it examines how differences in class, ethnicity, race, caste, religion, age and gender lead to the 'politics of exclusion'. It offers innovati...
Power and Participatory Development
This book explores the power dimensions of participatory development and research, and examines what shifts in power within communities and institutions are needed for participatory ideas to be effective.
Challenging the Professions
Challenging the Professions questions the dominant approaches of professions, disciplines and bureaucracies concerned with rural development. The theme is that 'we', who call ourselves professionals, are much of the problem, and to do better requires reversals of much that we regard as normal. The c...
Breaking the Chains
Shows how the landless poor of Bangladesh have worked to determine their own future, independent of the existing power structure. Demonstrates effective organizing by the landless, the results of their action, and thoughts on the way forward.
Action and Knowledge
Technical problems require technical solutions that are innovative, simple, cheap, robust and easy to maintain. This book lists 100 winning inventions in the first International Inventors Award competition, organized in Stockholm.