Endangering Development : Politics, Projects, and Environment in Burkina Faso

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Endangering Development : Politics, Projects, and Environment in Burkina Faso

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 170 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780275979102
  • DDC分類 307.1412096625

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The politics of international intervention into rural areas is the subject of this insightful study. Using concrete cases drawn from fieldwork in rural Burkina Faso, Engberg-Pedersen shows how nongovernmental organizations' activities with women's groups, natural resource management projects, decentralization policies, and rural democratization advocates must enter an arena of local struggle for resources and status. He maintains that activists often seriously contradict rural people's practices and understandings of particular issues and how they should be organized. Thus, while societal conflicts and institutional contradictions are inescapable features of rural development, development assistance agents and scholars of democratization and political change in Africa largely ignore them.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            vii
Introduction: Local Politics and 1 (14)
Development Assistance
Rulers and Ruled: A History of Political 15 (20)
Repression
Development versus Politics: NGCs' Room for 35 (16)
Maneuver in Yatenga
Four Villages 51 (20)
Institutional Contradictions: Customary 71 (44)
Authority and Village Councils
Village Politics and Natural Resource 115(26)
Management
Conclusion: The Impasse of Rural 141(14)
Democratization in Burkina Faso
Bibliography 155(12)
Index 167