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Subject Area: Sociology and Public Policy
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|Title:||DEMOCRATIZATION PROCESSES IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT|
|Author(s):||Gisela Landázuri Beni´tez|
|Volume:||9 Editor(s): Michael M. Bell and Fred Hendricks ISBN: 978-0-76230-954-2 eISBN: 978-1-84950-170-5|
|Citation:||Gisela Landázuri Beni´tez (2003), DEMOCRATIZATION PROCESSES IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT, in Michael M. Bell and Fred Hendricks (ed.) Walking Towards Justice: Democratization in Rural Life (Research in Rural Sociology and Development, Volume 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.257-271|
|DOI:||10.1016/S1057-1922(03)09014-0 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Article type:||Chapter Item|
Development has been one of the tasks of government and non-governmental institutions in rural environments. For decades, theoreticians of the hegemonic currents of development considered that there was just one solution for development and they did not take into account the fact that the knowledge and experience of the rural population and their practices could have numerous roads and options for development. They did not perceive that such a linear perspective not only caused many failures but also ecological disasters and injustices endured by those who hadn’t even participated in the decisions that affected them.
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