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Technical Knowledge and Development

Observing Aid Projects and Processes

By Thomas Grammig

Routledge – 2001 – 256 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

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Description

Development and aid projects often fail to improve technological capacity. Their reform has been a widely acknowledged challenge for three decades. This book demonstrates theoretically and empirically how aid practitioners shape the organizational, social and inter-cultural dynamics of development projects in industry.

Reviews

'A useful addition to emerging thought on technical development projects.' - Saul Halfon, Science Technology and Human Values

'I think Grammig's study has much to offer a social studies audience. It opens up the very common development practice of TA to an analysis that moves far beyond the confines of technical assessment.' - Saul Halfon, Science Technology and Human Values

Contents

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Development Anthropology

Part 3: Constructing the Intelligibility of the Events Based on Participant Observation

Part 4: Interpretation of the Events

Part 5: Latent Processes in Technical Assistance

Part 6: Technical Assistance Event Management

Part 7: Outlook

Name: Technical Knowledge and Development: Observing Aid Projects and Processes (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Thomas Grammig. Development and aid projects often fail to improve technological capacity. Their reform has been a widely acknowledged challenge for three decades. This book demonstrates theoretically and empirically how aid practitioners shape the organizational,...
Categories: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Social & Cultural Anthropology