A view of a bureaucratic developmental state: local governance and agricultural extension in rural Ethiopia

A view of a bureaucratic developmental state: local governance and agricultural extension in rural Ethiopia

Author: 
Planel, Sabine
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Date published: 
2014
Record type: 
Journal Title: 
Journal of Eastern African Studies
Source: 
Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 8, No. 3, August 2014, pp. 420-437
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 fertiliser and improved seeds in rural Ethiopia.

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CITATION: Planel, Sabine. A view of a bureaucratic developmental state: local governance and agricultural extension in rural Ethiopia . : Taylor & Francis , 2014. Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 8, No. 3, August 2014, pp. 420-437 - Available at: http://library.au.int/view-bureaucratic-developmental-state-local-governance-and-agricultural-extension-rural-ethiopia-4