Markets and States in Tropical Africa: The Political Basis of Agricultural Policies

Voorkant
University of California Press, 1 jan. 1981 - 178 pagina's
Most Africans live in rural areas and derive their incomes from farming; but because African governments follow policies that are adverse to most farmers' interests, these countries fail to produce enough food to feed their populations. "Markets and States in Tropical Africa "analyzes these and other paradoxical features of development in modern Africa and explores how governments have intervened and diverted resources from farmers to other sectors of society. A classic of the field since its publication in 1981, this edition includes a new preface by the author.
 

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Bates’ selection of cases concerns me; he cites examples almost exclusively in Anglophone Africa, and West Africa in particular, with only passing reference to the Francophone countries that dominate ... Volledige review lezen

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Government Interventions in Major Markets
9
The Market as Political Arena and the Limits
81
Organizing
96
Evoking
106
The Politics of Agricultural
119
Interrelations Between Food Supply Demand
133
Bibliography
147
Index
167
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