Managing and Imagining Migrant Communities

Africanus: Journal of Development Studies

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Title Managing and Imagining Migrant Communities
Creator Blaser Mapitsa, Caitlin
Subject development
local governance
social cohesion
Description Integrated development planning processes are key mechanisms for engaging communities in local decision making, and legitimising the work of municipal governments. However, civil servants have held a longstanding series of assumptions about populations being fixed, of migration as a phenomenon that should be controlled, and of communities that are defined by ethnolinguistic and associated geographical boundaries. These assumptions are far removed from the current reality in South Africa, but remain firmly ensconced in the imagination and practice of local political officials. They hinder inclusive participation and adaptive planning, and are generating social frictions that prevent re-imagining inclusive communities, and developing participatory IDPs.
Publisher Unisa Press
Date 2019-03-12
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Africanus: Journal of Development Studies; Vol. 48 No. 2 (2018); 17 pages
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Unisa Press

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