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Beyond the state in rural Uganda

Beyond the state in rural Uganda

Author: Ben Jones
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
Series: International African library, 39.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Using Uganda as an example, Ben Jones argues that scholars too often assume the state to be the most powerful force behind change in rural Africa.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Jones
ISBN: 9780748635184 0748635181 074863519X 9780748635191
OCLC Number: 267196511
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D).
Description: xv, 199 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introducing Oledai --
Teso Society through the Twentieth Century --The village court and the withdrawn State --
The Pentecostal Church --
The Anglican and Catholic Churches --
Burial societies.
Series Title: International African library, 39.
Responsibility: Ben Jones.
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This book challenges the usual ways in which development and change are regarded in rural Africa and provides a corrective to state-centred studies of development.  Read more...


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... a refreshing and original antidote to the myopic habits of conventional scholarship... [an] illuminating, astute, against-the-grain study of real-existing development.' -- James C. Scott, Read more...

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