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Essays on the Political Economy of Rural Africa : Cambridge Studies in Cultural Systems - Robert H. Bates

Essays on the Political Economy of Rural Africa

Cambridge Studies in Cultural Systems

Paperback Published: 1st January 1983
ISBN: 9780521271011
Number Of Pages: 188

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This book addresses several of the classic questions in African Studies. In the pre-colonial era what were the sources of order in societies without states? And what were the origins of "traditional" states in Africa? In the colonial period, what caused the divergent patterns of agricultural development? And what were the issues that drove the peasantry into the rebellions which brought an end to colonial rule? Since independence what has been the fate of the African peasantry? What has been the content of the agricultural policies adopted by the governments of Africa? And how can these policies be accounted for? In answering these questions, the book explores various forms of explanation and advances a form of political economy based upon rational-choice analysis.

The pre-colonial period
The preservation of order in stateless societies: a reinterpretation of Evans-Pritchard's The Nuer
The centralisation of African societies
The colonial period
Pressure groups, public policy and agricultural development: a study of divergent outcomes
The commercialisation of agriculture and the rise of rural political protest
Agrarian society in post-independence Africa
The nature and origins of agricultural policies in Africa
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ISBN: 9780521271011
ISBN-10: 0521271010
Series: Cambridge Studies in Cultural Systems
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st January 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.28