Paradigms, Poverty and Adaptive Pluralism

Chambers, R
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Chambers, R.(2010) 'Paradigms, Poverty and Adaptive Pluralism'

This paper explores participatory methodologies (PMs) associated with a paradigm of people, contrasted with a dominant paradigm associated with things. A paradigm of adaptive and participatory pluralism embodies ideas and practices of reflexivity, continuous learning, values, improvisation, co-evolution and emergence. It offers win-win solutions and generates an agenda for action.

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