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how did the wb describe lesotho
traditional subsistence society with out any connections to outside markets with rapid population growth and deteriorating soil and agricultural yields
what are fergusons views on lesotho
it is not a subsistence society and is fully integrated into the south african economy. the decline in food surpluses is due to loss of land and labor migration has moved to south african mines in order to buy products other than food
what are fergusons arguments against the assumptions made
gnp is a function of labor migration and the government is not a neutral entity but a politically active entity that makes biased decisions
what was the thaba tseka project
an agricultural maize project that ended serving various political interests power struggles broke out about the various allocations of funds
what was the benefits of the thaba tseka project
built a road linking the captital and rural regions and it gave the government a stronger presence in the rural areas i.e. post office, new police station, prison
what didn't the thaba tseka project do
it didn't eliminate poverty and it did expand state power
what does peter uvin focus on in his article
function and the impact of rural development projects
what is structural violence
systems and structures that generate inequality
-reduction of life chances
-socio-economic vulnerability
-lack of educational opportunities
-oppressive and authoritarian treatment of development system
-abuse of power of elites
what are the effects of structural violence
-reduces legitimacy of the state
-reduces effectiveness of state
-creates anger and resentment
-key to understanding genocide
what are the components of structural violence
-poverty and inequality
-forces of exclusion
-prejudice and humiliation
what are the factors of structural violence
-high levels of malnourishment
-land concentration
-forced immobility
when did structual violence begin
in 1974 with the mutara agricultural projects
what were the effects of the mutara project
land was distributed to political professionals, resistence built up, systematic disregard for people's ability, authoritarian state
what was the transition from structural violence to genocide
prejudice, racism, and resentment built up creating mass frustration that let loose