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Yale Agrarian Studies Series


Contesting Development

Participatory Projects and Local Conflict Dynamics in Indonesia

  • Patrick Barron, Rachael Diprose, and Michael Woolcock
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Patrick Barron, Michael Woolcock, and Rachel Diprose, Contesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflicts Dynamics in Indonesia  is co-winner of the 2012 ASA Sociology of Development Section Faculty Book Award

This pathbreaking book analyzes a highly successful participatory development program in Indonesia, exploring its distinctive origins and design principles and its impacts on local conflict dynamics and social institutions.

Patrick Barron, a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford, was for seven years the manager of World Bank’s Conflict and Development program in Indonesia. Rachael Diprose holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and has worked in development research, policy, and programming around the world. Michael Woolcock is senior social scientist, Development Research Group, World Bank.

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