ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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International Collaboration in Social Science Research

Lessons of IDPAD

International Collaboration in Social Science Research

Today as social science increasingly seeks to 'cross boundaries' and to acknowledge new theories and methodologies, this article looks at the Indo-Dutch Programme for Alternatives in Development (IDPAD) and asks whether the programme was able to actualise the ideals it set for itself. Given IDPAD's commitment to genuine collaboration, the article analyses the pitfalls it faced and what lessons can now be gleaned from its 17-year history for future collaborative efforts.

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