This new publication edited by ISS professor Thea Hilhorst, Bart Weijs and Gemma van der Haar has been made available for free download by the publisher, Routledge.
The new book co-edited by Professor Thea Hilhorst, 'People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-Economic Recovery' will be available for free download until 1 August 2017.
The book theorizes the meaning of socio-economic recovery and provides five main lessons, based on a series of ethnographic case studies.
The book's five main findings are:
- People play the key role in reconstructing their lives and finding ways to access markets, authorities and aid;
- Aid actors are also socially embedded;
- Recovery involves overt and covert contests over the prospect of development;
- Micro-politics of recovery matter;
- Institutions in fragile settings may acquire properties of rational institutions.