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THE MEANS–ENDS DEBATE IN DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT: INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE

Authors


Willy McCourt, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, World Bank, Washington, DC, 20433, USA, and Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9QH, UK.

E-mail: wmccourt@worldbank.org

Abstract

The relationship between ends and means has become increasingly fraught in development management, as arguments that development management should take the side of the poor have come to the fore. This introduction reviews the contributions to the Special Issue in terms of development management's legitimacy and viability. It concludes that an emancipatory development management is possible if managers opt to use the constrained autonomy which is always available to them. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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