Monthly Archives: April 2018

Conflict, Communication and Collaboration: Is There Really a Middle Ground?

Introduction Development as a process to secure positive change in humans’ lives through combating inequality and poverty is deeply indebted to individuals’ democratic participation in decision-making processes (UNDP, 2016). Many community and international development scholars and practitioners have argued that … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Greenhouse Project with which I Worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica

Introduction The Peace Corps, an agency of the United States government founded in 1961, has a mission to promote world peace and friendship by addressing three overarching goals: To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for … Continue reading

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Planning: A Profession with An Identity Crisis in The Absence of a Core Paradigm

Introduction When compared to other long-standing disciplines such as history or political science, planning is a relatively new field. This article examines some of the enduring forces that today challenge planning as its professionals struggle to define its guiding paradigm … Continue reading

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