Rural development

Show simple item record Heyer, Judith Roberts, Pepe Williams, Gavin 2010-09-22T12:03:14Z 2010-09-22T12:03:14Z 2010-09-22
dc.description African Studies Seminar series. Paper presented June, 1980 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this introduction, we present an overview of rural development as an ideology and as a practice. We argue that as a practice, with some significant exceptions, it does not achieve its ostensible goals. We conclude that this failure is the result of the incompatibility both between different goals and between the goals and the means which are almost universally promoted as the ways to achieve rural development. This incompatibility is concealed by a rhetoric which asserts the mutual interests of rural development; agencies, governments and rural populations en masse. This rhetoric of common interest obscures the reasons for failure. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Studies Institute;ISS 177
dc.subject Rural development en_US
dc.title Rural development en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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