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Beyond the State in Rural Uganda

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In this innovative study, Ben Jones argues that scholars too often assume that the state is the most important force behind change in local political communities in Africa. Studies look to the state, and to the impact of government reforms, as ways of understanding processes of development and change. Using the example of Uganda, regarded as one of Africa's few "success stories", Jones chronicles the insignificance of the state and the marginal impact of Western development agencies. Extensive ethnographic fieldwork in a ...

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Beyond the State in Rural Uganda
2009, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748635184

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Beyond the State in Rural Uganda
2008, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748635191

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