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The Resource Economic and political reform in Africa : anthropological perspectives, Peter D. Little

Economic and political reform in Africa : anthropological perspectives, Peter D. Little

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Economic and political reform in Africa : anthropological perspectives
Title
Economic and political reform in Africa
Title remainder
anthropological perspectives
Statement of responsibility
Peter D. Little
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What are the local effects of major economic and political reforms in Africa? How have globalized pro-market and pro-democracy reforms impacted local economics and communities? Examining case studies from The Gambia, Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia, Peter D. Little shows how rural farmers and others respond to complex agendas of governments, development agencies, and non-governmental organizations. The book explores the contradictions between what policy reforms were supposed to do and what actually happened in local communities. Little's bold vision of development challenges common narratives of African poverty, dependency, and environmental degradation and suggests that sustainable development in Africa can best be achieved by strengthening local livelihoods, markets, and institutions
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Little, Peter D
Dewey number
307.1412096
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Rural development
  • Economic development
  • Agriculture and state
  • Sustainable development
  • Africa
Label
Economic and political reform in Africa : anthropological perspectives, Peter D. Little
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-229) and index
Contents
Introduction : what it means to be "reformed" -- "They think we can manufacture crops" : contract farming and the nontraditional commodity business -- "Everybody is a petty trader" : peri-urban trade in postconflict Maputo, Mozambique -- "We now milk elephants" : the community conservation business in rural Kenya -- "They are beating us over the head with democracy" : multiparty elections in rural Kenya -- "The government is always telling us what to think" : narratives of food aid dependence in rural Ethiopia -- "Counting the poor" : the politics of pastoralist poverty assessments in Kenya -- "A sort of free business" : hyper-liberalization and Somali transnationalism -- Conclusions : rethinking encounters and reformist narratives
Control code
ocn862373284
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253010933
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862373284
Label
Economic and political reform in Africa : anthropological perspectives, Peter D. Little
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-229) and index
Contents
Introduction : what it means to be "reformed" -- "They think we can manufacture crops" : contract farming and the nontraditional commodity business -- "Everybody is a petty trader" : peri-urban trade in postconflict Maputo, Mozambique -- "We now milk elephants" : the community conservation business in rural Kenya -- "They are beating us over the head with democracy" : multiparty elections in rural Kenya -- "The government is always telling us what to think" : narratives of food aid dependence in rural Ethiopia -- "Counting the poor" : the politics of pastoralist poverty assessments in Kenya -- "A sort of free business" : hyper-liberalization and Somali transnationalism -- Conclusions : rethinking encounters and reformist narratives
Control code
ocn862373284
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253010933
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862373284

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