Economic And Political Reform In Africa by Peter D. Little

Full Title: Economic And Political Reform In Africa: Anthropological Perspectives
Author/Editor(s): Peter D. Little
ISBN: 0253010799, 9780253010797
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Published Place: Bloomington
Published/Copyright Year: 2014
Language: English
Physical Description: 24 cm
LCCN: 2013016718
Number of pages: 240 (xiv, 240 pages)
Categories:
Rural Development > Africa
Economic Development > Africa
Africa > Economic Policy
Agriculture And State > Africa
Sustainable Development > Africa
Agriculture And State > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00801722
Economic Development > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00901785
Economic Policy > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00902025
Rural Development > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01101498
Sustainable Development > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01139731
Africa > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01239509
Landwirtschaft > (DE-588)4034402-2 > Gnd
Nachhaltigkeit > (DE-588)4326464-5 > Gnd
Politische Reform > (DE-588)4129320-4 > Gnd
Wirtschaftsentwicklung > (DE-588)4066438-7 > Gnd
Afrika > (DE-588)4000695-5 > Gnd

Content:
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.
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 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.
From publisher's description.

Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-229) and index.

ISBNPlus ID: COL.VX22.128351-data_008-2515449
Other ID: 824349373(OCLC);824353704(OCLC);824353706(OCLC);843454875(OCLC);843454875(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: HN780.Z9 C6473 2014
Dewey Decimal: 307.1412096
Released Date: 20140922

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APA Style:
Little, P.D. (2014). Economic And Political Reform In Africa: Anthropological Perspectives. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

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