Economic and Political Reform in Africa Economic and Political Reform in Africa

Economic and Political Reform in Africa Economic and Political Reform in Africa : Anthropological Perspectives Anthropological Perspectives

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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.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 258 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253010934
  • 9780253010933

About Peter D Little

Peter D. Little is Professor and Chair of Anthropology and Director of the Program in Development Studies at Emory University.show more

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Simply put, it's the most daring book I have read on African development.--Abdi I. Samatar, University of Minnesotashow more