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Decentralisation and spatial rural development planning in Cameroon [electronic resource] / Emmanuel Neba Ndenecho.

Author/Creator:
Ndenecho, Emmanuel Neba.
Publication:
Mankon, Bamenda : Langaa Research & Pub. CIG, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (176 p.)
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Subjects:
Rural development -- Cameroon -- Planning.
Decentralization in government -- Cameroon.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Despite rapid urbanisation, Africa remains predominantly rural. This calls for decentralisation beyond the dominant concern by states and government with urban spaces. Rural areas, rural development and the future of rural settlements need to be understood and addressed in the context of the ongoing democratisation trends and the emergence and development of civil society. States have tended to tame rather than serve civil society in Africa. By establishing a single cultural reference and imposing a centralised state, African governments have exacerbated the fragmentation of civil society. How
Contents:
Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Plates; Abbreviations Used In This Book; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter One - The Theoretical Framework; Introduction; Generic Spatial Development of Rural Areas; Objectives of the Rural Physical Planner; Rural Habitat Planning and the Role of Decentralization; Chapter Two - Cultural Identity and the Rural Habitat; The Complexity of Human Settlement; The Variety of Individual Dwellings; The Village and Habitat; Architectural Styles and Building Forms
Chapter Three - The Rural Habitat and Farm System DevelopmentTypology of rural settlement; Shapes and forms of single dwellings; Villages: Agglomerations of hamlets; Farming systems and the village structure; Farming system and the human setting; Objectives of the farm family; Settlements and the farming systems; Chapter Four - Rural Settlement-Spatial Development Planning; The rural and urban dichotomy; False presumptions; Towards sustainable rural economies and livelihoods; Building Regional Networks for Innovation Diffusion in rural areas; Agricultural development and related parameters
Planning for rural developmentChapter Five - Stemming Rural Exodus; Urbanisation and Rural - Urban Exodus; Rural - Urban Linkages; Overcoming the Urban-Rural Divide; Environmental linkages and the countryside; Provision of rural infrastructure and services; Rural - to - Urban Migration; Strategies to arrest rural exodus; Chapter Six - Decentralisation and the Scope for Regional Rural Development; Post-independence rural development strategies; Resources for local and participative development; New Political Framework for Rural Development; Regional Rural Development Planning (RRP)
Accountability for local development fundsChapter Seven - Models and Strategies for Rural Settlement Planning; Structural land and holdings; The Planning Levels; The Planning Process; Characteristics of new agricultural development areas; Stages in the development of integrated agricultural projects; Main Components of Rural Settlement and Services; New Village Planning; The Chronological Steps of Village Planning; Chapter Eight - Decentralisation and Regionalization: Recipe for Sustainable Local Development; Decentralization; Regionalization; Regionalization versus globalization
Planning with Regional InstitutionsLessons from the Current Wave of Decentralisation; References; Back cover
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
1-283-22731-2
9786613227317
9956-717-33-9
9956-717-70-3
9956-717-91-6
OCLC:
830165657