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Mali, a country rich with history and culture, but one of the poorest in the world, emerged in the 1990s as one of Africa's most vibrant democracies. Strengthened by bold political and economic reforms at home, Mali has emerged as a leader in African peacekeeping efforts. How has such a transition taken place? How have these changes built on Mali's rich heritage? These are the questions that the contributors to this volume have addressed. During the past twenty-five years, the scholarly research and applied development work of Michigan State University faculty and students in Mali represents the most significant combined, long-term, and continuing contribution of any group of university faculty in the United States or Europe to the study of Malian society, economy, and politics. The applied nature of much of this work has resulted in a significant number of working papers, reports, and conference presentations. This volume represents a coherent and connected set of essays from one American university with a widely known and highly respected role in African development. While the essays identify and review Mali's unique historical and contemporary path to democracy and development, they also contribute to the advancement of theoretical knowledge about African development. Contributors: R. James Bingen, Andrew F. Clark, John Uniack Davis, Niama Nango Dembélé, Salifou Bakary Diarra, Cheikh Oumar Diarrah, Georges Dimithè, Josué Dioné, Maria Grosz- Ngaté, John H. Hanson, Adame Ba Konaré, Ghislaine Lydon, Nancy Mezey, David Rawson, David Robinson, John M. Staatz, and James Tefft.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xx
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Cultural and Historical Setting
  2. pp. 7-8
  1. Overview of the Section on Cultural and Historical Contributions
  2. pp. 9-14
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  1. Perspectives on History and Culture: The Case of Mali
  2. pp. 15-22
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  1. “French Africans”—Faidherbe, Archinard, and Coppolani: The “Creators” of Senegal, Soudan, and Mauritania
  2. pp. 23-40
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  1. Generational Conflict in the Umarian Movement after the Jihad: Perspectives from the Futanke Grain Trade at Medine
  2. pp. 41-60
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  1. Women in Francophone West Africa in the 1930s: Unraveling a Neglected Report
  2. pp. 61-86
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  1. Labor Migration, Gender, and Social Transformation in Rural Mali
  2. pp. 87-102
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  1. Economic and Agricultural Policy Reform
  2. pp. 103-104
  1. Overview—MSU’s Food Security Research and Outreach Program in Mali
  2. pp. 105-118
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  1. Food Security Policy Reform in Mali and the Sahel
  2. pp. 119-144
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  1. The Response of Cereals Traders to Agricultural Market Reform in Mali
  2. pp. 145-166
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  1. The Reform of Rice Milling and Marketing in the Ofice du Niger: Catalysts for an Agricultural Success Story in Mali
  2. pp. 167-188
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  1. Small-Scale Inland Valley Swamp Rice Production: A Viable Enterprise in the Grain-Cotton Farming System of Southern Mali
  2. pp. 189-212
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  1. Cotton in Mali: The “White Revolution” and Development
  2. pp. 213-242
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  1. Political Innovation
  2. pp. 243-244
  1. Overview—The Malian Path to Democracy and Development
  2. pp. 245-250
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  1. From Military Dictatorship to Democracy: The Democratization Process in Mali
  2. pp. 251-264
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  1. Dimensions of Decentralization in Mali
  2. pp. 265-288
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  1. Classrooms of Democracy? The Educational Prospects of Malian Civil Society
  2. pp. 289-320
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  1. Improving Women’s Health in Mali: Research, Policy Review, and Recommendations
  2. pp. 321-348
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  1. Prospects for Development and Democracy in West Africa: Agrarian Politics in Mali
  2. pp. 349-366
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 367-368
  1. The Malian Democracy: A Continuing Process for the Quest of Perfection
  2. pp. 369-376
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 377-380
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780870138959
Print ISBN
9780870135606
MARC Record
OCLC
607755291
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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