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Actors, Institutions and Change: Perspectives on Africa

URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-2044-6

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Sabbi, Matthew ; Ayeko-Kümmeth, Jane ; Šváblová, Alžběta ; Doumbia, Lamine ; Glover, Evam Kofi:
Actors, Institutions and Change: Perspectives on Africa.
ed.: Sabbi, Matthew ; Ayeko-Kümmeth, Jane
Bayreuth , 2015 . - X, 120 P. - (Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers ; 13 )

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This fifth edition of BIGSASworks! presents studies on institutions and social change processes from political science, sociology and anthropology perspectives. The authors highlight the various ways in which institutions create opportunities for change but at the same time resist change by acting as structures of stability. The papers show that the notion of institution within the development debate should be understood from a broader perspective beyond the narrow confines of state bureaucracies to a wider conception that includes the family, marriage and indigenous institutional arrangements through which individuals organize their daily activities.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Additional notes (visible to public): Gleichzeitig: BIGSAS Working Papers 5/2015
Keywords: local government; actors; institutions; social change; development; land tenure; post-conflict context; polygyny; hybridity; reforms
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 350 Public admininistration, military science
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Central research institutes
Research Institutions > Central research institutes > Institute of African Studies - IAS
Graduate Schools
Graduate Schools > BIGSAS
Language: English
Originates at UBT: Yes
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-2044-6
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 08:27
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2015 07:33


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