Örecomm Global Launch Panel: New Challenges in Communicatin for Development

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Title Örecomm Global Launch Panel: New Challenges in Communicatin for Development
Author(s) Hemer, Oscar
Date 2008-07
English abstract
The field of communication for development is experiencing dynamic times, both in the theoretical debates and not least in practice. However, there is a certain inertia in the theoretical perspecrives used, and critical reflection upon how we conceive the field is not formulated. New development challenges are posing fundamental questions to the field and this panel suggests a critical assessment of these cjallenges as well as of the teheories applied to develop the field in this context. The panel addresses issues at three levels: Firsly, at the level of development theory, where Jan Nederveen Pieterse uses the 'rise of Asia' to rethink development thinking ("the return of the development state"). Secondly, at the level of development cooperation, where Karin Wilkins deconstructs the field to demonstrate how power relations remain at the core of nunderstanding communication for development practice. Finally, Thomas Tufte and Rafael Obregón review a particular and very successful communication strategy within the field: education-entertainment (EE). They suggest a broader theoretical framework which reflects the development challenges EE often is used to address.
Pages Panel at IAMCR World Congress, Stockholm, 20-25 July
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Participation
Social Change
Humanities/Social Sciences
Communication
Note The panel, chaied by Oscar Hemer, was part of the global launch of the new bi-national research platform, Örecomm, based at the univrsities of Malmö and Roskilde. Web page: www.orecomm.net
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7470 (link to this page)

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