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African Development Initiatives
This paper discusses the often disastrous development of African countries in light of the ideas of anthropologist James Ferguson.
# 98002 | 2,686 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Sep 05, 2007 in Anthropology (African) , Anthropology (Economic) , Economics (International)

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The paper discusses the spread of globalization and the increasing disparity between the haves and the have-nots, especially in the international scale. The paper looks at the current Zambian Copperbelt area as an example. The paper discusses the assertions of James Ferguson who blames the colonists, the government and those in power for the continued suffering African countries experience as a result of development initiatives. The paper concludes that citizens of Africa must realize that through their own power, ambition and initiative they can become members of the worldwide 'developed' country fraternity.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bank Group Set to Fund Infrastructure Projects (2007) African Development Bank Group,,174339&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&press_item=12184235&press_lang=us, accessed March 10, 2007
  • Baird Private Equity explores India strategies (2007) The Business Journal of Milwaukee,, accessed Mar 10, 2007
  • Development and Change (2002) Institute of Social Studies, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, UK, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp 361 - 379
  • Macmillan, H. (1996) More Thoughts on the Historiography of Transition on the Zambian Copperbelt., Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 22, Issue 2, p 309 - 312
  • Piot, C., (2001) Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambian Copperbelt, Anthropological Quarterly, Vol. 74, Issue 2

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