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Author Pohl, Robin, author

Title Transboundary Cooperations in Rwanda : Organisation Patterns of Companies, Projects, and Foreign Aid Compared
Published Bielefeld : Transcript, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (246 pages)
Series Culture and social practice
Kultur und soziale Praxis.
Contents Cover Transboundary Cooperations in Rwanda; Table of Contents ; Foreword ; Thanks ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Transboundary Cooperations in Sub-Saharan Africa ; 2.1 The Context of European and Asian Actors ; 2.2 Comparing Foreign Aid and Private Business ; 2.3 Transboundary Cooperations -- A Working Concept
2.4 Actors, Institutions and Organisations Toolbox 3. Processing Social and Cultural Heterogeneity ; 3.1 Heterogeneity and Epistemology: Africa from a Western Viewpoint ; 3.2 The Substructures of Difference and Diversity ; 4. Field Studies in Companies, Agencies and Projects
4.1 Project Experts and a Bilateral Development Agency 4.2 Brewery -- Multinational Beverage Corporation ; 4.3 German Media Technology Contractors ; 4.4 Rwandan Construction Enterprise ; 4.5 German Catering and Hotel Enterprises
4.6 A Mixed Arena: Energy Crisis and Millennium Development Goals 4.7 Indian Traders ; 5. Analytical Framework: Three Aspects of Transboundary Cooperations ; 5.1 Local Embeddedness ; 5.2 Institutionalisation vs. Technical Orientation ; 5.3 Management of Heterogeneity
6. Synthesis: Most Important Patterns and Types in the Field 6.1 Institutionalisation and Local Embeddedness ; 6.2 Heterogeneity -- Structural Inconsistencies in the Aid Sector ; 6.3 Four Types of Transboundary Cooperations ; 6.4 Different Kinds of Transboundary Capitalism in Africa
Summary "How is transnational cooperation practically conducted in the East African country of Rwanda, and how is it organised? Can the worlds of development aid and private business be compared? In this ethnography, Robin Pohl identifies the organisational patterns used by Rwandan, European and Indian partners. Different types of agencies, companies or projects each relate foreign activities differently to their local environment. The effects of potential divisions at the global level turn into assets or liabilities on the operative level of transboundary cooperations, depending on their context."-- Provided by publisher
Notes 6.5 Comparing Development Aid and Private Business
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Cooperation -- Economic aspects -- Africa.
Cooperation -- Economic aspects -- Rwanda.
Economic assistance -- Africa.
Economic assistance -- Rwanda.
Rwanda -- Foreign relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3837633128
3839433126 (electronic bk.)
9783839433126 (electronic bk.)