Katharine McKinnon


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 Katharine McKinnon is a lecturer in the human geography programme at Macquarie University, Sydney, where she teaches Asia-Pacific development and geographic theory.

 Katharine McKinnon is a lecturer in the human geography programme at Macquarie University, Sydney, where she teaches Asia-Pacific development and geographic theory.

Books by this author

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Development Professionals in Northern Thailand

Hope, Politics and Practice

Katharine McKinnon asks why decades of development aid have left northern Thai people worse off than earlier. Her book is an account of the everyday efforts and struggles of those who ‘do’ development - consultants, researchers, government officials, NGO workers and village partners. Taking a critical approach to post-development theory, she argues that politics and ideology are an intrinsic part of development work, and argues that an active engagement with the politics of development is essential for professionals hoping to make a difference.

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