Re-aligning the development trajectory in Madagascar through local voices

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): O.Lwabukuna, N.C.Achu, P.Sekhejane, F.Lekaba
KEYWORDS: DEVELOPMENT, MADAGASCAR
DEPARTMENT: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-jan-march-2016/re-aligning-development-trajectory
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9171

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Abstract

The political history of post-independence Madagascar is similar to that of other former French colonies on the continent, which have been characterised by a strong presidency, weak state institutions and complete absence of the state around the periphery. The 2009 uprising in Madagascar necessitated rethinking fundamental questions of how states were formed in Africa and of findings new ways of community consultation and development, says Olivia Lwabukuna et al.