Answer to Question #183192 in Political Science for December

Question #183192

Which one of the following options does not represent Claude Ake’s (1996) view on  development as a paradigm in Africa? (Refer to book chapter available on ‘e-reserves’)

1. Rejected the assumption that progress is a dynamic process that was spatially transferrable  through proximity and interaction.

2. Scientific value was an intrinsic feature of the knowledge that agents possessed of the  development process. 

3. Part of the legacy of the colonial state was that efforts at state building was completely resistant to the hybridization of institutions and did not accommodate the complexities of  indigenous society. 

4. Development was not just a strategy employed by African leaders to capitalize on the  objective need for development, but also was an idea exploited by former colonizers to  ensure they maintained a certain level of control and influence in the colonies. 

5. Option 2 and 3 are incorrect.

Expert's answer

Option 1 and 2 are incorrect (Ake, Claude. (2021). Democracy and Development in Africa. University Press of Florida. Retrieved from

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