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Institutional Learning in North-South Partnerships : Critical Self-Reflection on Collaboration Between Finnish and Tanzanian Academics (2020)


Kontinen, T., & Nguyahambi, A. M. (2020). Institutional Learning in North-South Partnerships : Critical Self-Reflection on Collaboration Between Finnish and Tanzanian Academics. Forum for Development Studies, 47(2), 219-241. https://doi.org/10.1080/08039410.2020.1768590


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All authors or editors: Kontinen, Tiina; Nguyahambi, Ajali M.

Journal or series: Forum for Development Studies

ISSN: 0803-9410

eISSN: 1891-1765

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 47

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 219-241

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08039410.2020.1768590

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/70367


Abstract

Knowledge production and its possibilities and pitfalls in North-South research partnerships have gained increasing attention. The previous literature has identified certain pervasive challenges, and suggested a variety of ways to change partnerships, ranging from improvement of current collaboration activities to fundamental transformation of the hegemonic Eurocentric criteria for knowledge. Against this backdrop, we ask what kinds of learning can take place in research partnerships. We draw from two sources – an institutional approach and a classical categorization of learning proposed by Gregory Bateson – to develop a heuristic for analyzing institutional learning in North-South research partnerships. Moreover, based on previous empirical studies and our own experience with academic collaboration between Finnish and Tanzanian scholars, we reflect on the ways in which learning in its different forms shows in partnership practices that need to deal with different, intertwined institutional fields.


Keywords: learning; knowledge production; institutions (social mechanisms); development cooperation; partnership

Free keywords: levels of learning; institutional learning; North-South partnerships; development studies


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Reporting Year: 2020

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