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Educating the (neoliberal) citizen : reflections from India

Kumar, Arun (2012) Educating the (neoliberal) citizen : reflections from India. Development in Practice, 22 (3). pp. 361-372. ISSN 0961-4524

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Citizenship has gained considerable popular currency in development and is increasingly being used to represent its objectives and outcomes. The popular conceptualisations of citizenship have not remained unaffected by neo-liberalism, which has established itself firmly as the dominant development framework. In mapping the neo-liberal influences in conceptualisations and expressions of citizenship – evidenced in the work of 11 NGOs in India – the present article interrogates its limitations and effects on development outcomes. The article calls for the need to leverage the inherent plurality of citizenship more substantively by infusing the discourse of rights.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Development in Practice
Uncontrolled Keywords: civil society ; rights ; social sector ; South Asia
Subjects: ?? hb ??
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Organisation, Work & Technology
ID Code: 59666
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 30 Oct 2012 11:55
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 03:47
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