Mutual aid as community development : accessing potable water in rural El Salvador

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Malley, Anthony, 1947-
dc.coverage.spatial El Salvador
dc.creator Ewart, Sande
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:03Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.other TD231 S2 E93 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22426
dc.description 136 leaves : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 127-136).
dc.description.abstract This study looks at the potable water problematic in the rural Salvadoran community of Delicias in the department of Cuscatlán. It proposes a new approach to community management of a common-property resource (CPR) like potable water by focusing on the cooperative aspects of human nature hardwired into us by natural selection. This cooperative instinct was initially referred to as Mutual Aid by Russian evolutionists, and was introduced to the English speaking world by Peter Kropotkin in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth century. Although the Western obsession with practicality competition and conflict in the sciences and social sciences, known as the "English doctrine", has resulted in a serious neglect of this cooperative evolutionary perspectives, in recent years scientists have begun to re-evaluate the value of cooperation in the evolutionary process. In this study we will look at how this re-emerging area of study can inform community development thinking and practice.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc TD231.S2
dc.subject.lcsh Drinking water -- El Salvador -- Cuscatlán
dc.subject.lcsh Community development -- El Salvador -- Cuscatlán
dc.subject.lcsh Cooperation -- El Salvador -- Cuscatlán
dc.title Mutual aid as community development : accessing potable water in rural El Salvador
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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