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dc.contributor.authorNair, Tamaraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-08T01:36:15Z-
dc.date.available2020-06-08T01:36:15Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationNair, T. (2018). Power, capability and cultural subjects : an inquiry into “institutional neglect” in participatory planning. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 19(3), 331-344. doi:10.1080/19452829.2018.1484710en_US
dc.identifier.issn1945-2829en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/141339-
dc.description.abstractAmartya Sen’s capability approach stresses the importance of social choice and moves away from utilitarian reasoning in development studies. Studies in the developing world have shown how reduced capabilities have compromised the effective participation of marginalized communities in participatory development. Extending Sen’s capability approach through Foucault’s ideas on power and subject creation, by further literature review, I explore the possibilities of examining the origins of institutional neglect of marginalized communities in Kerala, India. Concepts of normalization and homogenization through the workings of traditional sources of power are put forward as a basis for these communities’ disenfranchisement. From here, I argue that a reassessment of the state’s decentralized development by reviewing cultural contexts surrounding public participation and by adopting a multilevel approach to understanding complex power arrangements, thereby going beyond an economic framing of development, are ways of ensuring effective democratic decentralization. These steps are imperative if development objectives are to be met and sustained.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Human Development and Capabilitiesen_US
dc.rights© 2018 Human Development and Capability Association (Published by Taylor & Francis). All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Sociologyen_US
dc.titlePower, capability and cultural subjects : an inquiry into “institutional neglect” in participatory planningen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolS. Rajaratnam School of International Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/19452829.2018.1484710-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85048977443-
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.volume19en_US
dc.identifier.spage331en_US
dc.identifier.epage344en_US
dc.subject.keywordsCapabilitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPoweren_US
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