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The Resource Identity economics : social networks & the informal economy in Nigeria, Kate Meagher, (electronic resource)

Identity economics : social networks & the informal economy in Nigeria, Kate Meagher, (electronic resource)

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Identity economics : social networks & the informal economy in Nigeria
Title
Identity economics
Title remainder
social networks & the informal economy in Nigeria
Statement of responsibility
Kate Meagher
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why have informal enterprise networks failed to promote economic development in Africa? Although social networks were thought to offer a solution to state incapacity and market failure, the proliferation of socially embedded enterprise networks across Africa has generated disorder and economic decline rather than development. This book challenges the prevailing assumption that the problem of African development lies in bad cultural institutions by showing that informal economic governance in Nigeria is shaped, not just by culture, but by the disruptive effects of rapid liberalization, state decline and political capture. 'Identity Economics' traces the rise of two dynamic informal enterprise clusters in Nigeria, and explores their slide into trajectories of Pentecostalism, poverty and violent vigilantism. Drawing on over twenty years of empirical research on African informal economies, the author highlights the institutional legacies, networking strategies and globalizing dynamics that shape the regulatory role of social networks in Africa's largest and most turbulent economy. Through an ethnography of informal economic governance, this book shows how ties of ethnicity, class, gender and religion are used to restructure enterprise networks in response to contemporary economic challenges. Moving beyond primordialist interpretations of African culture, attention is drawn to the critical role of the state and the macro-economic policy environment in shaping trajectories of informal economic governance. KATE MEAGHER is a former Research Associate at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford and is currently a Lecturer in the Development Studies Institute at the London School of Economics. Nigeria: HEBN.--
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Meagher, Kate
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Informal sector (Economics)
  • Social networks
  • Economic development
  • Informal sector (Economics)
  • Social networks
  • Economic development
Label
Identity economics : social networks & the informal economy in Nigeria, Kate Meagher, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781846157905/type/BOOK
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Social Networks & Economic Ungovernance in Africa --- 2. Beyond the Cultural Turn: Rethinking African Informality --- 3. Oracles, Secrets Societies & Hometown Identities: An Institutional History of Igbo Economic Networks --- 4. Unleashing Popular Entrepreneurship: Informal Manufacturing & Economic Restructuring --- 5. The Scramble for Weak Ties: Restructuring Informal Enterprise --- 6. Negotiating the Web of Associational Life: Popular Associations & Networking Strategies --- 7. Collective Efficiency or Cutthroat Cooperation?: Networks of Accumulation & Networks of Survival --- 8. Informality, Cliental Networks & Vigilantes: Producers' Associations & the State --- 9. Missing Link or Missed Opportunity?: Social Networks & Economic Development in Africa
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CR9781846157905
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781847010162
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712015768
Label
Identity economics : social networks & the informal economy in Nigeria, Kate Meagher, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781846157905/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Social Networks & Economic Ungovernance in Africa --- 2. Beyond the Cultural Turn: Rethinking African Informality --- 3. Oracles, Secrets Societies & Hometown Identities: An Institutional History of Igbo Economic Networks --- 4. Unleashing Popular Entrepreneurship: Informal Manufacturing & Economic Restructuring --- 5. The Scramble for Weak Ties: Restructuring Informal Enterprise --- 6. Negotiating the Web of Associational Life: Popular Associations & Networking Strategies --- 7. Collective Efficiency or Cutthroat Cooperation?: Networks of Accumulation & Networks of Survival --- 8. Informality, Cliental Networks & Vigilantes: Producers' Associations & the State --- 9. Missing Link or Missed Opportunity?: Social Networks & Economic Development in Africa
Control code
CR9781846157905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781847010162
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712015768

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