Bookcover of Civil Society Organisations and Societal Transformation in Africa
Booktitle:

Civil Society Organisations and Societal Transformation in Africa

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2016-06-16 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-90481-3

ISBN-10:
3659904813
EAN:
9783659904813
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
This book is concerned with civil society organisations (CSOs) and the challenges of facilitating sustainable societal transformation in Africa, focusing on the case of Ethiopia. The book underlines the fact that some western scholars argue that the Enlightenment period in Europe provided the bedrock for the foundation of ‘modern’ CSOs. As a result, they believed that the life patterns and ‘traditional’ social organizing practices of Africans, Asians and other societies of the world are incompatible with the 'civilized' world. This outlook constitutes the mainstream view that has played an uncontested role in the decades of development in Africa. Proponents of African and ‘traditional’ perspectives of civil society argue that many nations in Africa have centuries-old humanism and a history of volunteerism and civic institutions, which form the backbone of their social fabric, which are fundamental to generating and developing healthy human societies and effectively functioning CSOs on the continent. The book calls for a re-examination of the meanings and practices of CSOs and the re-exploration of the role of ‘traditional’ CSOs in facilitating societal transformation in Africa.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Feleke Kelkil
Number of pages:
284
Published on:
2016-06-16
Stock:
Available
Category:
Development theory and development policy
Price:
74.90 €
Keywords:
Civil Society Organisations, community-based organisations, democratization, developmental state, Indigenous knowledge, Integrated development, neo-liberal, social development, Citizen-led development, societal transformation, volunteerism

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