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Privilege, Privation and Proximity: "Eternal Triangle" for Development?

Carr, Stuart C. (2000). Privilege, Privation and Proximity: "Eternal Triangle" for Development?. Psychology and Developing Societies,12(2):167-176.

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Title Privilege, Privation and Proximity: "Eternal Triangle" for Development?
Author Carr, Stuart C.
Journal Name Psychology and Developing Societies
Publication Date 2000
Volume Number 12
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0971-3336   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-77950374575
Start Page 167
End Page 176
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication India
Publisher Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd.
Field of Research 1701 - Psychology
Abstract International and domestic aid is conceptualised as a series ofinterlocking behavioural systems, from the dynamics of raising funds on the one hand to acquitting them on the other. Within each system, development assistance brings donor and recipient communities into close psychological proximity with each other's relative deprivation and privilege. Fund-raising advertisements bring deprivation directly into the donor public's homes, whilst Technical Assistance (TA) juxtaposes the expatriate's salary with that of the needy community (s)he has come to serve. According to much social psychology, the ensuing privilege, privation and proximity will foster both (a) victim blaming by potential donors and (b) withdrawal by potential hosts. Such psychosocial barriers to community development are becoming more salient with globalisation, and it is time for us to contribute towards their management.
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