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Volume 70, issue 4
Geogr. Helv., 70, 353–361, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-70-353-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Geogr. Helv., 70, 353–361, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-70-353-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Standard article 17 Dec 2015

Standard article | 17 Dec 2015

Expanding spaces of participation: insights from an infrastructural project in rural Nepal

O. Cima
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Participatory development has multiplied opportunities to engage in development activities. Building on the investigation of an infrastructural project in Nepal, this paper suggests that participatory development has expanded opportunities for social mobility also for traditionally marginalised groups, though these opportunities are not necessarily open to everyone. When failing to reflect on complex power relations, participatory practices risk missing their transformational promises.
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