Nov 092013
Schedule and Location: Tuesday, May 27 9:00am-10:30am Vallee-599

Primary Session Category: Development and Globalization Studies
Session Code: DGS1
Session Format: Regular

Session Description: Is development at an impasse? Despite decades of interventions and some noticeable shifts in the thinking and practice of development, transformation remains elusive for many countries. Although the reasons for this outcome are complex and numerous, the potential for development concepts and practices to exacerbate this problem must not be understated. This session sheds light on this issue by examining the ways in which current concepts and practices for development can be reimagined. It also considers new and emerging ideas and practices for development and social change. This session invites theoretical and practice-based papers that examine concepts such as, but not limited to, participation, empowerment, globalization, and development. The goal of this session is to contribute to debates regarding the usefulness of these concepts in development praxis.

Session Organizer: Rina Egbo, Carleton University, Sociology and Anthropology,

Chair: Odei Boaten, University of Western Ontario


1.     Rina Egbo  

Can youth lead the path to social change? The case of Nigeria

2.     Ken Caine   

 Towards a critical institutional approach to natural resource management: Conservation and culture at Great Bear Lake, Canada

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