Institute of Development Studies
Challenging the Professions: Frontiers for Rural Development
- Robert Chambers - 1993
- ISBN 1 85339 194 8
- 143 pages
- Printed price £3.75
This book questions the dominant approaches of the professions, disciplines and bureaucracies concerned with rural development. New frontiers can be opened up by breaking out of, and reversing, many of the ideas, values, methods and behaviour normally dominant in disciplines and departments, by offsetting biases, decentralising, encouraging diversity, and putting people before things, and poor people first of all.