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Title:A view of a 'bureaucratic' developmental State: local governance and agricultural extension in rural Ethiopia
Author:Planel, SabineISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Studies (ISSN 1753-1063)
Volume:8
Issue:3
Pages:420-437
Language:English
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:agricultural extension
State-society relationship
peasantry
power
local government
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2014.922745
Abstract:This article discusses the hybridism of the Ethiopian developmental State through an analysis of the local interface between the State and the peasantry. The aim is to explore to what extent bureaucratic rationality both conditions and perverts the procedures employed in the implementation of public rural development policies, in this case agricultural extension. And to what extent development policies can operate as an instrument of power that reinforces the local disempowerment of the most vulnerable peasants. The article makes a detailed analysis of the machinery of agricultural extension, the local conditions of distribution and reception of fertilizers and improved seeds in rural Ethiopia. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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