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Development and Equity

An Interdisciplinary Exploration by Ten Scholars from Africa, Asia and Latin America

Edited by Dick Foeken, Ton Dietz, Leo de Haan and Linda Johnson

A quarter of a century ago His Royal Highness Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926-2002) formulated his statements on ‘development and equity’. To honour him and his work, a professorial chair in ‘development and equity’ was established in 2003: the ‘Prince Claus Chair’. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Chair, a conference was held in The Hague in November 2012. Each of the ten chair holders presented a paper written from his/her own perspective. These papers have been brought together in this book and show the diversity and richness of the theme. The volume also includes three essays by the promising young scholars who were judged to be the top three in a competition for the best Master’s thesis in ‘development, equity and citizenship’.

Diaspora Engagement in Development

The Case of Ethiopian Diaspora Associations Based in Germany

Mulugeta Bezabih Mekonnen and Beate Lohnert

collecting money to support specific hospitals or by transferring knowledge and devices through repeated trips to Ethiopia (e.g. Heart for Ethiopia, TDA ). A smaller number of organizations, such as Sahay Solar, focus on environmental and agricultural projects and on the energy sector. 4

Dancing with the Orixás

Music, Body and the Circulation of African Candomblé Symbols in Germany

Joana Bahia

religion, however, does not mean that the person will be initiated into it. Initiation is a learning process that takes time. Initiation in Candomblé means giving birth to a new orixá in the initiate’s body, seating its energy in the head of the novice. The person needs to follow rituals in stages in


Raoul Laïbi, Didier N’Dah and Paul Adderley

limitations to the productivity of the landscape in the provision of environmental goods and services, such as agricultural produce, are caused by the underlying geology and the soils that develop upon these materials. The high-energy fluvial environment within the Niger valley and that of its tributaries

Peter Tatah and Michaela Pelican

rate. 15 China has shown a growing interest in opening up new markets and invest- ment opportunities and in accessing the energy resources of the African con- tinent. In return, it has off ered dept forgiveness and development assistance as well as strategic partnerships with African governments (Alden


Religious Circulation in Transatlantic Africa

Linda van de Kamp

capoeira in London, where it is framed as “good energy, which produces good capoeira play” (Ibid: 272). Similarly, the Afro-Brazilian priest who teaches Afro-Brazilian dance in a cultural center in Berlin also provides insights into the modus operandi of Candomblé (Bahia, this issue). Afro-Germans, for

Pashington Obeng

avoi bapui thauv shiklavu. Amechem sharir halaythath adik shoktine anim lagu lagu – “Our dance is fast and our body movement is full of quick energy or power which we learned from our parents” (personal communication, 15 July, 2008 Dumgi Mingle Siddi). Such emotions and quick pace are similar to those

Marten van der Meulen

congregations and the congregations them- selves, are usually not very helpful in this domain. Th e strategy of migrant churches is to invest time, money and energy in this local dynamic. Th is article describes how several Ghanaian churches chose – whether they were conscious of it or not – a decidedly local

Across the Borders of Political Subjectivity

Ghanaian Migrants to Italy as Development Brokers

Selenia Marabello

spent most of its energy developing strategies to build consensus among Ghanaian migrants. Local state institutions, frequently taking a public stand against migration, were not eager to recognize the association as a reliable interlocutor. However, on the basis of its solid role as local representative