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Settlement schemes in tropical Africa : a study of organizations and development

Author: Robert Chambers
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1998.
Series: Sociology of development, 13.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Reprint of the ed. 1969View all editions and formats
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chambers, Robert, 1932-
Settlement schemes in tropical Africa.
London : Routledge, 1998
(OCoLC)263625450
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Chambers
ISBN: 9781136236501 1136236503
OCLC Number: 856929638
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 294 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; SETTLEMENT SCHEMES IN TROPICAL AFRICA: A Study of Organizations and Development; Copyright; Contents; Tables and Charts; Maps; Plates; Abbreviations and Conventions; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I The Setting and the Schemes; CHAPTER 1 The Significance and Study of Settlement Schemes; Scale and importance of settlement schemes; Scope and some limitations of the study; CHAPTER 2 The Background and Origins of Settlement Schemes in Africa; Land, people and government; Colonial settlement schemes; Settlement schemes in independent states. Part II The Mwea Scheme: An Administrative Case HistoryCHAPTER 3 Environment and Origins; The land and the people; Departments of government; The idea of irrigation; CHAPTER 4 Changing the Land; Organizations, activities and achievements; The pressure for speed: political versus technical considerations; Departmental colonization; Engineers and Agricolas: the M.O.W. and ALDEV; The land and the local people; CHAPTER 5 Ruling the Settlers; The political and administrative environment; The introduction of settlers; The Administration and the Agricolas: two views of the Scheme. Who controls the settlers?Who manages the Scheme?; The land and the local people; CHAPTER 6 Organizing Production and Growth, 1960-1966; Effects of external political and administrative changes; Organizing the productive process; The Settlement and other organizations; Further growth; Part III Settlement Schemes as Organizations; CHAPTER 7 The Actors: Staff and Settlers; Some characteristics of senior staff; Some characteristics of junior staff; Some characteristics of settlers; Managers' and settlers' initial attitudes; CHAPTER 8 Staff-Settler Organization; Managerial imperatives. Staff-settler communicationsSettler adaptations; Staff-settler interplay; CHAPTER 9 Organizational Ecology; Identity and survival; Island schemes and their local environments; Protection by parent and by rationale; Part IV Analysis and Implications; CHAPTER 10 Phases, Activities and Organizations; Mwea and Volta: a comparison; Phase I Pre-settlement: political pressures and technical activities; Phase II Settlement and organization: welfare and production; Phase III Withdrawal: specialization and devolution; A transformation model: the succession of activities and organizations. CHAPTER 11 Types of Settlement SchemeCHAPTER 12 Some Practical Implications; Organizational policies; Departmentalism; Staffing; Government in business; Socio-economic policies; Evaluating settlement schemes; Conventional evaluations; Opportunity costs; Risks and irreversibility of commitment; Concluding; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Sociology of development, 13.
Responsibility: by Robert Chambers.

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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