Introduction: Making Economic Growth Socially Sustainable?

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    �Growth first� approaches to development theory and practice have social consequences. These consequences may emerge in focal sites for project interventions that generate specific social costs that markets cannot necessarily resolve. Social practitioners in the development domain invoked sociological knowledge and approaches to show how project success often depends upon factors that are initially invisible, overlooked, unquantifiable. Despite contested terms of engagement in development discourse, social practitioners find growing convergence among flourishing ideas for poverty reduction, gender equity, rights, participation and empowerment. This introduction sets out some milestones in this trajectory as a basis for the following chapters.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMaking a difference? Social assessment policy and praxis and its emergence in China
    Editors Susanna Price and Kathryn Robinson
    Place of PublicationNew York and Oxford
    PublisherBerghahn Books
    Pages1 - 29
    ISBN (Print)9781782384571
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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