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Title:Framing African Development: Challenging Concepts
Editors:Havnevik, KjellISNI
Oestigaard, TerjeISNI
Tobisson, EvaISNI
Virtanen, Tea
Year:2015
ISSN:1574-6925
Issue:16
Pages:203
Language:English
Series:Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS)
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:9789004305465
Geographic term:Africa
Subject:development
External link:https://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/9939322062302711.pdf
Abstract:This book discusses and challenges concepts that are widely used in research and policy related to development issues in Africa. The main rationale for such an undertaking is that the concepts that are used to understand and define the world in general and Africa in particular are not merely describing social, economic and political processes and events; they are also largely framing these very same processes. Thus, the concepts by which we structure the world will implicitly or explicitly give premises for policies and practices; limiting or favouring certain types of actions and frameworks of interpretation and understanding in various contexts. It is therefore important to challenge commonly held conceptions about framing African development.
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