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Endangering development : politics, projects, and environment in Burkina Faso

Author: Lars Engberg-Pedersen
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Engberg-Pedersen, Lars.
Endangering development.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(DLC) 2002029883
(OCoLC)50422921
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Engberg-Pedersen
ISBN: 031305181X 9780313051814
OCLC Number: 60024351
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 170 pages) : map
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction: Local Politics and Development Assistance; 2. Rulers and Ruled: A History of Political Repression; 3. Development versus Politics: NGGs' Room for Maneuver in Yatenga; 4. Four Villages; 5. Institutional Contradictions: Customary Authority and Village Councils; 6. Village Politics and Natural Resource Management; 7. Conclusion: The Impasse of Rural Democratization in Burkina Faso; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Lars Engberg-Pedersen.
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Development efforts rarely reach their intended objectives because aid workers too often disregard local politics and social conditions, as illustrated by case studies from Burkina Faso.  Read more...

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