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.


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.

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Item type Thesis (Honours thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/33000
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Historical > FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Keywords economic development, women's needs, government economic policy
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