A Critical-Ethical Perspective on the Disconnect between Project Design and Implementation in Rural Turkey


Acikalin O.

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES-REVUE CANADIENNE D ETUDES DU DEVELOPPEMENT, cilt.28, ss.505-522, 2009 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES-REVUE CANADIENNE D ETUDES DU DEVELOPPEMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.505-522

Özet

An evaluation of reasons for the failure to realize design objectives in a development project with a dual purpose of conserving the environment and generating income. The consequences of a lack of appropriate interaction during the design and implementation stages of the project are documented. Drawing on development and participation literature, the author suggests that a critical-ethical perspective can alert development actors to the technical, political, and ethical dimensions of their ideas and actions. This perspective considers a micro case in a holistic view that is sensitive to the underlying assumptions, content, and practice of such concepts as democracy, participation, capacity building, local governance, and sustainability.