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Title:Negotiating Space for Rural Communities? Market Orthodoxy and The Changing Concept of Social Welfare Services in Africa
Author:Adejumobi, Said
Periodical:African Journal of Political Science (ISSN 1027-0353)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:rural-urban disparity
social policy
social welfare
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Politics and Government
Economics, Commerce
economic conditions
rural development
External link:http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/africanjournals/html/itemdetail.cfm?recordID=352
Abstract:The paper examines how market reforms are reconstituting the notion of social welfare services in Africa within the context of the rural-urban divide. Market reforms in the social welfare sector seek to reverse this divide and negotiate a new consensus in the rural-urban equation. Priority and funding re-adjustment by the State, decentralization, deregulation, and commercialization are new elements in the provision of social welfare services in Africa. The objectives, among others, are to facilitate equity and access to those services, especially by the rural population. But the extent to which those objectives have been realized remain questionable. Bibliogr., note, sum. [Journal abstract]