Informal Institutions and Citizenship in Rural Africa

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Mai 2010



Examines historically how the state role in mediating risk transforms reciprocity and citizenship in similar villages on either side of the Ghana-Cote d'Ivoire border.


Part I. Informal Institutions of Reciprocity in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire: 1. Introduction; 2. The information institutions of reciprocity: a quantitative puzzle and analysis; 3. Local conflicts over the meaning of reciprocity: a qualitative analysis of change; Part II. Legacies of the State Role in Mediating Risk in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire: 4. The legacies of the colonial administrative state in constructing the citizen, family, and community role; 5. The construction and retrenchment of state social service provision and the unintended consequences for reciprocity; 6. The empire of the young: contrasting legacies of state agricultural policy for local capitalism and reciprocity; Part III. Informal Institutions of Reciprocity and the Prospects for Democratic Citizenship: 7. Transformations of the informal institutions of reciprocity and the implications for citizenship; 8. Conclusion.


Lauren M. MacLean is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University. She earned her Ph.D. in 2002 from the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley and then completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan (2002-4). Her work has been published in Comparative Studies in Society and History, the International Journal of Public Administration, the Journal of Modern African Studies, and Studies in Comparative International Development.
EAN: 9780521192965
ISBN: 052119296X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2010
Format: gebunden
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