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Psychological Agency: Evidence from the Urban Fringe of Bamako

Klein, Elise


A deficit in the theorisation of psychological elements of agency and empowerment in development literature exists. To address, I present the results of an empirical study using exploratory mixed methods examining central factors contributing to initiatives people undertake to improve personal and collective well-being in a neighborhood on the urban fringe of Bamako. Informants articulated that the psychological concepts of dusu (internal motivation) and ka da I yèrè la (self-belief) were most...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: World Development
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.07.001


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