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Neoliberal Bandwagonism : Civil society and the politics of belonging in Anglophone Cameroon.

Author: Piet Konings
Publisher: Oxford : Langaa RPCIG, 2009.
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Civil society and empowerment have become buzz words in neoliberal development discourse. Yet many unanswered questions remain on the actual nature and configuration assumed by civil society in specific contexts. Typically, while neoliberals perceive civil-society organisations as vital intermediary channels for the successful implementation of desired economic and political reforms, they are inclined to blame the  Read more...
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Konings, Piet.
Neoliberal Bandwagonism : Civil society and the politics of belonging in Anglophone Cameroon.
Oxford : Langaa RPCIG, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Piet Konings
ISBN: 9789956716371 9956716375
OCLC Number: 830165848
Notes: The Cameroon Teachers' Trade Union (CATTU): Defending class interests versus the state.
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Map of the Republic of Cameroon; 1. CIVIL SOCIETY IN ANGLOPHONE CAMEROON; Introduction; Towards an African version of civil society; Neoliberal reforms, civil society and the politics of belonging in Anglophone Cameroon; Organisation of the book; Conclusion; 2. MOBILITY AND EXCLUSION: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOCHTHONY MOVEMENTS IN THE SOUTH WEST PROVINCE; Introduction; The South West plantation economy and labour mobility. Labour mobility and relations between autochthons and allochthons on the southwestern estates prior to political liberalisationThe growing divide between the South-West and North-West elites in Anglophone Cameroon; Political liberalisation and the aggravation of the autochthony-allochthony issue in South West Province; Conclusion; 3. AUTOCHTHONY AND ETHNIC CLEANSING IN THE SOUTH WEST PROVINCE: THE 1961 TOMBEL DISTURBANCES; Introduction; Factors underlying the 1966 Bakossi-Bamileke confrontation; Bamileke mobility and encroachment on Bakossi land. The UPC rebellion and insecurity in the Bakossi regionThe Bakossi elite and ethnic mobilisation; The 1966 Bakossi-Bamileke confrontation in the Tombel area; Conclusion; 4. THE MARANATHA MOVEMENT AND AUTOCHTHONY IN THE SOUTH WEST PROVINCE; Introduction; The emergence of the Maranatha movement crisis in the Buea diocese; Vehement South West resistance against the victimisation of the autochthonous founder of the Maranatha movement; Conclusion; 5. THE ENTRY OF ANGLOPHONE NATIONALISM INTO PUBLIC SPACE; Introduction; The emergence of Anglophone nationalism in public space. Bringing back Anglophone identity into historical spaceCreating space for Anglophone identity in arts; Placing Anglophone identity in virtual space; Expansion of Anglophone identity into legal space; Experiencing Anglophone identity in everyday space; Conclusion; 6. ANGLOPHONE STUDENTS AND ANGLOPHONE NATIONALIST STRUGGLES; Introduction; The vanguard role of Anglophone students in Anglophone nationalist struggles; The Southern Cameroons Youth League (SCYL); President Biya's Youths (PRESBY); Conclusion; 7. UNIVERSITY OF BUEA STUDENTS ON STRIKE; Introduction. Authoritarian governance of the University of BueaThe 2005 UB students' strike; The 2006 UB students' strike; Conclusion; 8. AUTONOMOUS TEACHERS' TRADE UNIONISM IN ANGLOPHONE CAMEROON, 1959-1972; Introduction; Political and educational reforms in Anglophone Cameroon; The role of the Southern Cameroons Union of Teachers; The role of the West Cameroon Union of Teachers; Conclusion; 9. ANGLOPHONE TEACHERS' ORGANISATIONS DURING CAMEROON'S POLITICAL LIBERALISATION; Introduction; The Teachers' Association of Cameroon (TAC): Defending regional interests versus the state.

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Civil society and empowerment have become buzz words in neoliberal development discourse. Yet many unanswered questions remain on the actual nature and configuration assumed by civil society in specific contexts. Typically, while neoliberals perceive civil-society organisations as vital intermediary channels for the successful implementation of desired economic and political reforms, they are inclined to blame the current resurgence of the politics of belonging for the poor record of these reforms in Africa and elsewhere. This book rejects such notions and argues that the relationship between.

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