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Social Capital and Collective Action in Pakistani Rural Development

Authors: Khan, Shaheen Rafi, Rafi Khan, Shahrukh

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  • Provides a recipe for development practitioners and policy makers on how to harness and utilise social capital by converting it into collective action
  • Proposes an alternative development model grounded in IBN theory and based on empirical evidence
  • Argues that spontaneous collective action for resource management is cost effective, transparent and sustainable
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This book distinguishes conceptually between indigenous and constructed social capital and the associated spontaneous and induced collective action for rural development and natural resource preservation. While some of the case studies in this book show that induced collective action can lead to cost-effective, community-centric and empirically grounded rural development initiatives, other case studies show that spontaneous collective action, based on indigenous social capital, can result in resource preservation, positive development outcomes, and resistance to the excesses engendered by conventional development. The authors also explore a hybrid form whereby spontaneous collective action is given a more effective and sustainable shape by an outside organization with experience of induced collective action.

Exploring alternative community-centric paths to development, especially those attuned with sustainability imperatives, is part of a global search for solutions. While the volume draws on the Pakistani case, the problem with conventional development approaches and the need for complementary alternatives is not unique to only this country; and the volume has broader relevance to students and researchers across the fields of social policy and development.

 

About the authors

Shaheen Rafi Khan has a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. He is a researcher and consultant. He has carried out consultancy assignments for the World Bank, DFID, IDRC, Canada, ICIMOD, Nepal and the Free University, Amsterdam. His research focus is on development, international trade and the environment.

Shahrukh Rafi Khan is Research Associate, Mount Holyoke College, USA. He formerly taught at the University of Utah and Vassar College and served as a Copeland Fellow at Amherst College.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Capital and Collective Action in Pakistani Rural Development
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-71450-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71450-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-71449-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 295
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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