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'But you can't compare Malawi and Ireland!' - shifting boundaries in a globalised world

Gaynor, Niamh (2010) 'But you can't compare Malawi and Ireland!' - shifting boundaries in a globalised world. Development in Practice, 20 (3). pp. 342-353. ISSN 1364-9213

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Although global influences - in the form of international finance coupled with discourses of partnership, participation, good governance, and democracy - exercise an increasing influence on national and local governance arrangements worldwide, comparative studies across the traditional South/North divide remain extremely rare. Drawing on findings from a comparative study of Malawi's PRSP and Ireland's national Social Partnership process, this article demonstrates that a shifting of conceptual boundaries beyond traditionally delineated geographic borders is not just valid but essential, in that it helps to reveal new perspectives on the politics underlying globalised development processes and the transformative potential of those processes.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:civil society; globalisation; governance and public policy;
Subjects:Social Sciences > Globalization
Social Sciences > Sociology
Social Sciences > Political science
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for International Studies (CIS)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
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Copyright Information:Copyright 2010 Taylor & Francis
ID Code:14923
Deposited On:24 May 2010 14:33 by Niamh Gaynor. Last Modified 24 May 2010 14:33

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