Cornwall, Andrea 1963-
Most widely held works by Andrea Cornwall
Dislocating masculinity : comparative ethnographies ( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Readings in gender in Africa ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Extrait de la couverture : "[This document] brings together existing work in a number of key areas so placing the substantial growth of trandisciplinary teaching and research in African gender studies during the last three decades beyond refute. [It] is to be commented for including the work of leading African scholars alongside that of their European and North American counterparts, thus providing an excellent and long overdue teaching text that works to remedy the overdetermination of African intellectual interests. African gender relations emerge as a key arena of sociaé transformation, which has inspired theoretical iinsights of global import."
Feminisms in development : contradictions, contestations and challenges ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
"The political project of reasserting feminist engagement with development has proceeded uneasily in recent years. This book examines how the arguments of feminist researchers have often become depoliticised by development institutions and offers richly contextualised accounts of the pitfalls and compromises of the politics of engagement. Speaking from within academic institutions, social movements, development bureaucracies and national and international NGOs, the contributors highlight on-going battles for interpretation and the unequal power relations within which these battles take place. They engage with the challenges of achieving solidarity in the context of increasingly polarised geo-political relations, and advance a diversity of critiques of simplified ideas about gender, and how these ideas come to be interpreted in institutional policies and practices."
Development with a body : sexuality, human rights and development ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
"Development with a Body offers compelling insights into contemporary challenges and transformative possibilities of the struggle for sexual rights. It combines the conceptual with the political, and offers inspiring examples of practical interventions and campaigns that emphasize the positive dimensions of sexuality. It brings together reflections and experiences of researchers, activists and practitioners from Brazil, India, Nigeria, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and Zambia. From political discourse on sex and masculinity to sex work and trafficking, from HIV and sexuality to struggles for legal reform and citizenship, the authors explore the gains of creating stronger linkages between sexuality, human rights and development."--BOOK JACKET.
Spaces for change? : the politics of citizen participation in new democratic arenas ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
The challenge of building democratic polities where all can realize their rights and claim substantive citizenship is one of the greatest of our age. Through case studies of a diversity of institutions, this work examines what the expansion of the participatory sphere has to offer processes of democratization and equitable development.
Realizing rights : transforming approaches to sexual and reproductive well-being ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Gender myths and feminist fables : the struggle for interpretive power in gender and development ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
This title questions why the insights from years of feminist gender and development research are so often turned into 'gender myths' and 'feminist fables'. In doing so, it explores how bowdlerised and impoverished representations of gender relations have simultenously come to be embedded in development policy and practice.
Pathways to participation : reflections on PRA ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
'Participation' may have become a buzzword of development practice but the pathways of current enthusiasm for participatory methods stretch back over decades. The most popularly recognized and widely used participatory approach, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), had its genesis in the late 1980s. Since then, it has come to be used in countless communities, in dozens of countries and in a huge variety of contexts. Once a marginal practice battling for recognition, it has now become an instrument used by the most powerful of global development institutions. As PRA has spread and been taken up by actors and institutions across the spectrum of development practice, it has taken on a diversity of forms and meanings. This book brings together some of the greatest names in development practice including Robert Chambers, and Jules Pretty. It comprises the reflections of thirty-two practitioners from twenty different countries, from different generations of PRA practitioners and from different arenas of development work, cultural and political contexts and professional backgrounds. Their pathways to participation have taken different directions, influenced not only by their own professio.
The politics of rights : dilemmas for feminist praxis ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
The participation reader ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Deconstructing development discourse : buzzwords and fuzzwords ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 libraries worldwide
"Writing from diverse locations, contributors critically examine some of the key terms in current development discourse. Why should language matter to those who are doing development? Surely, there are more urgent things to do than sit around mulling over semantics? But language does matter. Whether emptied of their original meaning, essentially vacuous, or hotly contested, the language of development not only shapes our imagined worlds, but also justifies interventions in real people's lives. If development buzzwords conceal ideological differences or sloppy thinking, then the process of constructive deconstruction makes it possible to re-examine what have become catch-all terms like civil society and poverty reduction, or bland aid-agency terms such as partnership or empowerment. Such engagement is far more than a matter of playing word games. The reflections included here raise major questions about how we think about development itself"--Publisher's website.
Making a difference? : gender and participatory development by Andrea Cornwall ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Revolutionizing development : reflections on the work of Robert Chambers ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
From users and choosers to makers and shapers : repositioning participation in social policy by Andrea Cornwall ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
How do ordinary people, especially poor people, affect the social policies that in turn affect their well-being? What is the role of citizen participation in social policy formation and implementation in this era of globalisation? How do changing contexts and conditions affect the entry points through which actors in civil society, especially the poor or those working with the poor, can exercise voice and influence in critical aspects of social care, be they in the areas of health, education, welfare, social security, programmes for the disabled, low-income housing, or other significant social policy arenas? In this paper, we take up these questions. We explore an approach to social policy that sees citizens not only as users or choosers, but as active participants who engage in making and shaping social policy and social provisioning. In doing so, we argue that the concept of 'social citizenship' that has often underpinned considerations of social welfare should be expanded to include not only concepts of social rights, but also of social responsibilities and social accountability through direct forms of democratic governance. Repositioning participation in the context of debates on citizenship and agency, we review strategies that have been used to strengthen participation in social policy and social provisioning. We examine in turn four approaches to participation. These include: (a) those in which beneficiaries of social services are consulted as users or consumers, (b) those that have emphasised self-provisioning through civil society, (c) social and advocacy movements through which citizens have advocated for social provisioning from the state, as a social right, and, (d) lastly, accountability approaches which emphasise new relationships between service providers and citizens through their active participation in processes of democratic governance. Reflecting on these approaches, we suggest that the more functional concepts of participation, through which beneficiaries participate as users or consumers of pre-determined public services, are of limited utility. Not only do they fail to include people in broader aspects of the policy process, but they also ignore their contribution to self-provisioning outside formal government arenas. Most importantly, they fail to recognise or realise the potential of more active citizen engagement in making and shaping social policy and with it opportunities for enhanced service responsiveness, transparency and accountability.
Acknowledging process : challenges for agricultural research and extension methodology by Andrea Cornwall ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Making spaces, changing places : situating participation in development by Andrea Cornwall ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Around the world, there has been growing interest in ways to enhance public involvement in governance, and with it the quality and legitimacy of democratic decision-making. The intersection of growing demands to be included with the widening of political space, in some contexts through changes in laws and policies, complement conventional models of political participation with a new architecture of democratic practice. Whether in budgeting, policy dialogue, planning, project appraisal, poverty assessment, monitoring or evaluation, participatory alternatives to expert-driven processes have gained ground. At the same time, contextual variation in constitutional and legal frameworks, the forms and styles of political and civil activity, and histories of engagement with external actors, etch distinctive traces on the invited spaces - from Poverty Reduction Strategies to co-management committees - that have become the new development blueprints. Using the concept of space as a lens through which to view practices of participation, this paper seeks to explore issues of power and difference in the making and shaping of spaces for participation in development. It examines the emergence of different kinds of spaces for participation in development, highlighting salient tracks and traces in previous times and their imprint on contemporary practice. It goes on to explore the dynamics and dimensions of participation in institutionalised and non-institutionalised spaces, both those of invited participation and more organically created spaces, made and shaped by people for themselves. The paper concludes that supporting the realisation of inclusive, active citizenship calls for a greater understanding of the micro-politics of participation as a situated practice. This, in turn, calls for approaches that locate spaces for participation in the places in which they occur, framing their possibilities with reference to actual political, social, cultural and historical particularities.
Researching social policy by Henry Lucas ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
The 1990s saw a remarkable change in the rhetoric of international donor and lender agencies. The 'magic of the market' paradigm of the previous decade gave way to a 'balanced' strategy in which the state had a crucial role to play. The primacy of economic growth gave way to an emphasis on 'poverty reduction', with poverty being defined not simply in income terms but as a 'multidimensional' construct, also covering low levels of education and health, vulnerability and powerlessness. To address this broad agenda, agencies turned to experts on 'social development', often providing a welcome boost to their own previously somewhat marginalised social development teams. This concern with social issues and social context lead to a greatly expanded demand for new methodologies and methods which could provide improved 'knowledge' and 'understanding' of social processes. A battery of 'toolkits', 'manuals' and 'sourcebooks' were produced, each of which promised not only to meet this demand but to do so quickly, efficiently and often in partnership with local people. This Working Paper reviews some of the main methodological approaches to emerge from this period, reflecting on both their ambitious objectives and somewhat more prosaic limitations.
In search of a new impetus : practitioners' reflections on PRA and participation in Kenya by Andrea Cornwall ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and French and held by 29 libraries worldwide
From tentative beginnings in the late 1980s, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) has spread through Kenya 'like a bushfire'. In response to growing demand for 'doing participation', PRA has been popularised and marketised to such an extent that, as one Kenyan practitioner put it, 'everyone is doing something and calling it PRA'. PRA has become a routine requirement for development organisations, many of which have done little to change their ways of operating to accommodate a more participatory approach. Discussions with Kenyan PRA practitioners attest to a growing sense of unease: a feeling that something has gone wrong. The paper explores some of the different visions and versions of PRA as it has taken shape in the Kenyan context, highlighting differences that are rooted in the different pathways that have brought practitioners to use PRA, and in the enduring development institutions that have shaped practice. It suggests that the sheer variety of meanings and practices associated with PRA pose a serious challenge for efforts to enhance the quality of participatory practice. Practitioners focus on consensus building and peer pressure as a means through which to articulate and uphold 'good practice'. Given tensions between different schools of practice, and differences in the ways in which people conceive of PRA, this raises the question of whether it would be possible to arrive at a single vision of what PRA is or ought to be. It also makes it difficult to see how to enforce any quality standards that might be agreed upon. But, the paper argues, deliberation on these issues is in itself valuable - even if no clear agreement is reached. Particularly where it extends beyond small circles of practitioners to those who fund and use PRA, such a process of deliberation can open up space for alternatives to be articulated and debated. This in itself may serve to build new understandings and alliances that can be 'the new impetus' for which Kenyan practitioners are looking.
What is the "rights-based approach" all about? : perspectives from international development agencies by Celestine Itumbi Nyamu ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
In the last few years, there has been growing talk amongst development actors and agencies about a 'rights-based approach' to development. Yet what exactly this consists of remains unclear. For some, its grounding in human rights legislation makes such an approach distinctive, lending it the promise of re-politicising areas of development work that have become domesticated as they have been 'mainstreamed' by powerful institutions like the World Bank. Others complain that like other fashions it has become the latest designer item to be seen to be wearing and has been used to dress up the same old development. This paper seeks to unravel some of the tangled threads of contemporary rights talk. Where is todays rights-based discourse coming from? Why rights and why now? What are the differences between versions and emphases articulated by different international development actors? What are their shortcomings, and what do these imply for the practice and politics of development? Reflecting on these questions, we explore some of the implications of the range of different ways of relating human rights to development. We argue that ultimately, however it is operationalised, a rights-based approach would mean little if it has no potential to achieve a positive transformation of power relations among the various development actors. Thus, however any agency articulates its vision for a rights-based approach, it must be interrogated for the extent to which it enables those whose lives are affected the most to articulate their priorities and claim genuine accountability from development agencies, and also the extent to which the agencies become critically self-aware and address inherent power inequalities in their interaction with those people.
Men and development : politicizing masculinities by Andrea Cornwall ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Africa Agricultural development projects--Citizen participation Agricultural extension work--Research Agriculture--Research Androcentrism Brazil Case studies Citizenship Community development Conference proceedings Cross-cultural studies Democracy Democratization Developing countries Economic development Economic development--Citizen participation Economic development--Moral and ethical aspects Economic policy--Citizen participation Feminism Feminism--Political aspects Feminist criticism Feminist theory Gay rights Gender identity--Social aspects Human rights Human rights advocacy Jargon (Terminology) Kenya Masculinity Men--Psychology Men--Social aspects Participatory rural appraisal Political participation Political science Poverty Representative government and representation Reproductive health Rural development Rural development projects--Citizen participation Sex (Psychology) Sex role Sexual health Social participation Social policy Social policy--Methodology Social policy--Research Women's rights Women in development Women--Sexual behavior Women--Social conditions
Cornwall, Andrea Ella, 1963-