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Women and development in Solomon Islands : an alternative approach

Dikbas, Derya (1995) Women and development in Solomon Islands : an alternative approach. Honours thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

The overall aim of this thesis is to stress the inadequacy and inappropriateness of mainstream development models in meeting the needs of Solomon Islands women. A main argument of the thesis is that an alternative development model, one which is gender and culturally specific, is required. The organisations best suited for implementing a decentralised, gender and culturally specific and people-centred approach to development are Non-Government Organisations. The colonial legacy of growth centred development as followed by Solomon Islands government has failed to adequately address women's concerns. It is not a matter of adding Solomon Islands women to development theory or incorporating them 'into' development. Therefore, a fundamental reassessment of the very foundations of development theory and practice is required.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours thesis)
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Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Uncontrolled Keywords: economic development, women's needs, government economic policy
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Depositing User: Ms Julie Gardner
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 05:56
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 03:04
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/33000
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