Book Launch: Rural Development. Knowledge and Expertise in Governance

Tuesday, March 10th @ 5 pm, with authors Kristof van Assche & Anna-Katharina Hornidge.

This book offers a unique perspective on rural development, by discussing the most influential perspectives and rendering their risks and benefits visible. The authors do not present a silver bullet. Rather, they give students, researchers, community leaders, politicians, concerned citizens and development organizations the conceptual tools to understand how things are organized now, which development path has already been taken, and how things could possibly move in a different direction.

Van Assche and Hornidge pay special attention to the different roles of knowledge in rural development, both expert knowledge in various guises and local knowledge. Crafting development strategies requires understanding how new knowledge can fit in and work out in governance. Drawing on experiences in five continents, the authors develop a theoretical framework which elucidates how modes of governance and rural development are inextricably tied. A community is much better placed to choose direction, when it understands these ties.


5pm  Welcome note by PD Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge; followed by an Introduction of the book by the authors Prof. Dr. Kristof von Assche and PD Dr. Hornidge.

6pm  Reception with drinks and snacks with the kind support of Wageningen Academic Publishers


Date: Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 5 pm.

VenueCenter for Development Research (ZEF), Walter-Flex-Str. 3; 53113 Bonn.
            Ground Floor, right conference room.