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Livelihoods Options? The Political Economy of Access, Opportunity and Diversification

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The livelihoods prospects facing the poor - whether for coping or thriving - are located in economic, political and social structures and processes, at both macro and micro levels. What lessons can we draw from existing theories and concepts that might help to interpret these complexities? This paper examines a wide range of thinking on rural development in an effort to address that question.

Dan Start and Craig Johnson