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Title:Development or underdevelopment: a Kenyan case study
Authors:O'Keefe, PhilISNI
Wisner, BenISNI
Periodical:African Environment: Environmental Studies and Regional Planning Bulletin
Geographic term:Kenya
Subject:rural society
Abstract:Micro-level community studies and political economic studies together yield a composite picture of underdevelopment as a process, not a state. In 1972 such a study was attempted in a small community in Kikuyuland, the village of Gakarara. Data were gathered on 300 households to learn the populations response to the opportunities and constraints of the local environmental resources. Sections: Soil: the basic resource - Population and migration - Land ownership - Land use - The vicious cycle: first approximation - Nutrition - Local politics - The vicious cycle: more detail - A liberal rejoinder - Other Kenyan cases. Notes, figures.