Content of the lesson

This lesson identifies the reason for an actor-oriented approach and outlines the importance of theories as the foundation and background for livelihood approaches. It describes a theory of action for actors at the individual level and estimates how it might contribute to a deeper understanding of the action of specific actors. Further the lesson defines the focal actor's rational of action and describes the dimensions within the framework used (the "Wiesmann Model") to interpret the meaning of action that apply to the actors that the lesson is focussing on. To interpret the actor's real-life attempts to secure their livelihoods the meaning of their actions and strategies is defined using the meta-theory.

Target group

This lesson is rather for advanced students.

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