Development and Politics from Below

Exploring Religious Spaces in the African State

  • Barbara Bompani
  • Maria Frahm-Arp

Part of the Non-Governmental Public Action book series (NGPA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

  3. ‘Challenging the Secular: Religion and Public Spaces’

  4. ‘Religion Between State and Society’

  5. ‘Health Care Provision: Reflections on Religion’

  6. Conclusion

    1. Barbara Bompani, Maria Frahm-Arp
      Pages 240-251
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 252-257

About this book


Religion is playing an increasingly central role in African political and developmental life. This book offers an empirical and theoretical reflection on the relationships between religion, politics and development in Africa; the meanings of religion in non-Western contexts and the way that is embedded in the everyday life of people in Africa.


development government politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Bompani
    • 1
  • Maria Frahm-Arp
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of African StudiesThe University of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.School of TheologySt Augustine CollegeSouth Africa

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