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Politics, Participation, And Poverty

Development Through Selfhelp In Kenya, 1st Edition

By Barbara P. Thomas, Barbara Thomas-Slayter


228 pages

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Focusing on the distribution of benefits in relation to class, ethnicity, and gender, this book explores the methods to which the rural poor can organize themselves to participate in economic and social development and examines the roles that self-help organizations play in the political economy of Kenya. Dr. Thomas looks at the competition for pow

Table of Contents

Preface -- Organizing the Rural Disadvantaged -- A Framework for Examining Self-Help: National, Historical, and Community Perspectives -- The Role of Self-Help in the Political Process -- Patterns of Access and Advantage in Self-Help: The Province, the District, and the Local Community -- Self-Help Community Projects: From Rhetoric to Reality -- Self-Help and Rural Stratification: Who Wins and Who Loses? -- Women's Self-Help Associations: Agents for Change or Techniques for Survival? -- Development Dilemmas: The Politics of Participation in Self-Help -- Epilogue Harambee Revisited, 1985

About the Authors

Barbara P. Thomas is assistant professor and director of the Teaching Program in International Development and Social Change at Clark University. She spent ten years living in various countries in Africa and Asia, including three years in Kenya.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General