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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
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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Teso Society through the Twentieth Century --The village court and the withdrawn State --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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