Raoof, C.K. Abdul. “From mobilisations to mediations : Shifting trajectories of the Latin Catholic Church’s engagements with neoliberal development projects in Kerala.”
In Change and Mobility in Contemporary India : Thinking M. N. Srinivas Today edited By Sobin George, Manohar Yadav, Anand Inbanathan.
Routledge, 2019. ISBN : 9780429345074
Abstract : The role of religious and faith-based organisations (FBOs) in the development processes has been widely accepted in India and they played and continue to play significant roles in several developmental and political activities.
This chapter takes the developmental and political interventions of Latin Catholic Church (LCC), which has been playing an active role among fish workers in the coastal regions of southern Kerala, as a case in point to address some of the following questions. What have been the trajectories of FBOs’ developmental interventions?
What determines their approaches on a particular socio-political and development issue? How do FBOs mediate between people and the state? Does the state use the moral authority and power of such organisations to pacify the discontent of people against neoliberal state projects? If so, how?
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