Contending Logics of Action in Development

Journal article in European Journal of Development Research. The field of global development has always been exposed to changing regimes of ideas that have decided the latest fashionable practices and discourses, directed policy agendas and distributed resources in predictable ways. Some of these have become higher-order logics of action that guide and drive particular forms of institutional and organizational change.

In a new article in European Journal of Development Research, Adam Moe Fejerskov shows what transpires as different logics meet and potentially contend in an international non-state actor. The article builds an analytical framework for exploring such logics as they are at paly in action. It then examines an empirical case of how two logics, gender equality and cost-effectiveness have contended in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in the organizational discourse and in practice on the organizational floors.

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