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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:The governance of daily life in Africa: ethnographic explorations of public and collective services
Editors:Blundo, GiorgioISNI
Le Meur, Pierre-YvesISNI
Series:African Social Studies Series
City of publisher:Leiden
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
local government
public services
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This volume originates from a conference on the governance of daily life in Africa (Leiden, 22-25 May 2002). Three papers were originally published in APAD Bulletin no. 23/24 (2004). An introduction by G. Blundo and P.-Y. Le Meur is followed by: State bureaucracy and governance in francophone West Africa: an empirical diagnosis and historical perspective (J-P. Olivier de Sardan); 'Bad governance' and the persistence of alternative political arenas: a study of a Tanzanian region (F. Becker); How can the local level exist? The case of the decentralisation of the health system in Cameroon (M.-É. Gruénais, R. Okalla, E. Gauvrit); Like chameleons: civil servants and corruption in Malawi (G. Anders); Urban dwellers, politicians and dirt: an anthropology of everyday governance in Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) (J. Bouju); 'Ma-slaan-pa' dockets: negotiations at the boundary between the private and the public (J.C. Hornberger); Liquid waste management in urban and rural Ghana: privatisation as governance? (S. van der Geest and N. Obirih-Opareh); Reclaiming politics in the bureaucratic space of a Burundian refugee camp in Tanzania (S. Turner); The politics of transferring and managing land in the 'new' South Africa (W. Nauta); Humanitarian governance: assisting Mauritanian refugees in Senegal (M. Fresia); The daily governance of environmental health: gender perspectives from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (B. Obrist van Eeuwijk); Public goods and the management of collective infrastructure: the case of the drinking-water supply systems in the Maradi Region of Niger (Mahaman Tidjani Alou). [ASC Leiden abstract]