Endangering Development: Politics, Projects, and Environment in Burkina Faso


The politics of international intervention into rural areas is the subject of this insightful new study. Using concrete cases drawn from fieldwork in rural Burkina Faso, the author shows how nongovernmental organizations' activities with women's groups, natural resource management projects, decentralization policies, and rural democratization advocates must enter an arena of local struggle for resources and status. He maintains that activists often seriously contradict rural people's practices and understandings of particular issues and how they should be organized.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2003


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