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Ethnicity, individual initiative, and economic growth in an African plural society

Hazel M. McFerson

Ethnicity, individual initiative, and economic growth in an African plural society

the Bamileke of Cameroon

by Hazel M. McFerson

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Published by U.S. Agency for International Development in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Cameroon
    • Subjects:
    • Bamileke (African people) -- Economic conditions.,
    • Bamileke (African people) -- Ethnic identity.,
    • Cameroon -- Economic conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesPrivate sector :
      Statementby Hazel M. McFerson.
      SeriesA.I.D. evaluation special study ;, no. 15
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT571.B34 M34 1983
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2663470M
      LC Control Number85600848

      Economic globalization. The first three columns in Table 3 assess the influence of economic globalization on overweight. The results in column 1 without controls for any factors except time dummies and a sub-Saharan African dummy, indicate that greater economic globalization is associated with a greater risk of being by: Corruption and State Capture under two Regi mes in Guyana: A Plural Society Approach 95 found that corruption can positively impact economic growth b y.

      african american families. strong work ethic. longer life expectancy. Terms in this set (56) __________ refers to the conformity of ethnic group members to the culture of the dominant group, including intermarriage. a. Cultural pluralism. b. Assimilation. and ethnic minorities. Such initiatives as cultural competency training should be An individual’s environment, their income, level of education, and other factors all affect health or reflect a per son’s Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, Updated 2 Position 5: The health care delivery system must be reformed to.

      SECOND INEQUALITY AND PRO-POOR GROWTH SPRING CONFERENCE THE WORLD BANK WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE , Income Inequality and Ethnicity: An International View Brooks B. Robinson For additional information please contact: Brooks Robinson Bureau of Economic Analysis U.S. Department of Commerce L Street, N.W. Washington, DC United File Size: KB. How do political processes, working through the authoritative institutions of society (the state), shape and reproduce difference? How do societies cope with ethnic and cultural diversity? Ernest Gellner observed that culturally and ethnically plural societies ‘worked well in the past’ but not under modern conditions. Comparison of anthropological and other data on ethnic and cultural.


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Ethnicity, individual initiative, and economic growth in an African plural society by Hazel M. McFerson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Ethnicity, individual initiative, and economic growth in an African plural society: the Bamileke of Cameroon. [Hazel M McFerson]. institutions, and economic growth. Mauro () shows that a high level of ethno-linguistic diversity implies a lower level of investment.

Easterly and Levine () show that ethnic diversity has a direct negative effect on economic growth. La Porta et al. () suggest that ethnic diversity is one of the factors explaining the quality of. ones in African societies. In the African continent, ethnic problems are readily apparent and very real.

But this is only at the level of mere empirical observation. Ethnic contradictions have an objective basis in the social structure of society.

As an element of the ideological superstructure of society, ethnicity rests on. The relationship between ethnicity, political stability and economic performance is grounded in the specifics of context. 1 One of the key findings of the EDG program is that the single most 1 At the turn of the 20th century the US was the most ethnically diverse of Western societies and one of theFile Size: KB.

Introduction. In recent years, there has been growing research interest in the relationship between ethnic diversity and economic growth. In a seminal paper, Easterly and Levine () showed that the growth rate of GDP per capita is inversely related to the degree of ethnic diversity within a country.

They argued that the poor economic performance of most of the African countries is due Cited by: ethno-religious crises on socio-economic development in Nigeria.

The plural society approach was used to theorize the study. The political leaders have the responsibility to forestall this ominous trend by having the political will to deliver the dividend of democracy by. Ethnicity and Democracy in Africa. on African ethnicity over the past thirty years has exploded the primordial myth.

Instead, as noted contribution to economic growth and social Author: Bruce Berman. ETHNICITY AND POLITICAL PLURALISM IN KENYA* Shilaho Westen Kwatemba Shilaho Kwatemba is a PhD Candidate in the Political Studies Department, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg e-mail: [email protected] ABSTRACT This paper focuses on the salience of ethnicity in Kenya since the return to political pluralism in Cited by: 2.

colonial situation. Ethnic groups are, to be sure, inventions and constructions in some measure, but they are also decidedly real, even in the sense that states are said to be. Before the colonial era, some parts of Africa had what may be described as ethnic polities - political societies with governmental institutions in.

A plural society A) combines ethnic contrasts and economic interdependence of the ethnic groups. B) has many different official religions. C) has many different official languages.

D) is a society that has been colonized by more than one colonial power. E) is one in which ethnicities have been replaced by pluralities. ethnic group is the most basic, from which the others are derivative.

It refers to ethnicity as the collective phenomenon. Ethnic identity refers to ethnicity as an individually experienced phenomenon. Ethnicity itself is an abstract concept which includes an implicit reference to both collective and individual aspects of the phenomenon.

Explaining & Managing Ethnic Conflict in Africa: Towards a Cultural Theory of Democracy L. Adele Jinadu 1. Introduction This paper explores the relationship between armed conflict and constitu-tional and political engineering in ethno-plural African societies.

These o- s cieties are often characterized by persistent deep-rooted and identity-relatedCited by: SACEEC is a plural society committed to the growth, advocacy, and dissemination of C&E European Florina (2, words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to.

negative tendency of economic growth in Africa. The basic idea is that the greater the ethnic diversity, the more difficult it is for a country to achieve levels of economic growth. It is true that underdeveloped institutions and environments non-conducive to growth as well as cultural factors are some of the reasons for the backwardness in African.

Scheepers: Ethnicity and Poverty OTE 23/1 (), access to private and public services.” 9 In his recent book, Architects of poverty, 10 Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki, does not give a formal definition of poverty, but continues to explain why Africa has the largest percentage of.

relations and institutions that enable all people to participate in social, economic, cultural and political life on the basis of equality of rights, equity and dignity. It is the process in which. The Challenges of Leadership and Governance in Africa Afegbua, Salami Issa The numerous problems which have been bedeviling African states vis-à-vis ethnic and communal clashes, increasing crime wave, drug trafficking, advanced fee fraud etc have been institutions through which the society manages economic, political as well as social.

culture on the economic development trajectories of European cities. It moves from the recognition that culture is a key ingredient of post-industrial, information-intensive economic activity.

A culture-oriented economic development is one that integrates the symbolic and creative elements into. Multicultural Education for Plural Society This information package is compiled for Kristen F. Bauer (Consul General Surabaya) Program at IAIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya, Ap of the school-aged popula-tion.

As the ethnic compo-sition bring their religions from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. They also bring diverse language,File Size: KB. The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth will stand as a major contribution to social well-being.

It could not be more timely and welcome.”–John Kenneth Galbraith, author of The Affluent Society “Friedman’s book renews the proud tradition of Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral by:. growth has neither a positive nor a negative effect on inequality.8 3 Lin (), Economic Growth, Incom e Inequality, and P overty R ducti n in People's Republic of China, Asian Development Review, vol.

20, no. 2,pp. 4 HBhanumurthy and HMitra (), Economic Growth, Poverty, and Inequality in Indian States in theFile Size: KB.In recent years Sub-Saharan Africa’s ethnic diversity has become almost synonymous for the continent’s economic and political problems.

Scholars have argued that ethnic diversity has been responsible for Africa’s low economic growth (Easterly and Levine, ; Posner, a).This paper contributes to debates on the crisis of the African state, particularly the challenge posed by the rent-seeking elite, ethnicity and political violence.

In most accounts, Burundi's persistent civil war fits contemporary discourse of the failed neo-patrimonial state in which opportunistic elites mobilize ethnicity for economic by: