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Beyond the Miracle of the Market: The Political Economy of Agrarian Development in Kenya / Edition 2
     

Beyond the Miracle of the Market: The Political Economy of Agrarian Development in Kenya / Edition 2

by Robert H. Bates, Thrainn Eggertsson, Randall Calvert
 

ISBN-10: 0521852692

ISBN-13: 9780521852692

Pub. Date: 04/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

As capitalism defeated socialism in Eastern Europe, the market displaced the state in the developing world. Robert Bates focuses on Kenya, a country that continued to grow while others declined in Africa, and criticizes the neo-classical turn in development economics. Attributing Kenya's exceptionalism to its economic institutions, Bates relates its subsequent

Overview

As capitalism defeated socialism in Eastern Europe, the market displaced the state in the developing world. Robert Bates focuses on Kenya, a country that continued to grow while others declined in Africa, and criticizes the neo-classical turn in development economics. Attributing Kenya's exceptionalism to its economic institutions, Bates relates its subsequent economic decline to the change from the Kenyatta to the Moi regime--and the subsequent use of the power of economic institutions to redistribute rather than to create wealth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521852692
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2005
Series:
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. The demand for revolution: the agrarian origins of Mau Mau; Appendix 1A. Kinship and stratification; 2. Material interest and political preference: the agrarian origins of political conflict; 3. Institutional structure, agricultural development, and political conflict; 4. From drought to famine: the dynamics of subsistence crises; Appendix 4A. The buying center program; 5. The politics of food crises; Appendix 5A. Famine: Meru, August 1984.

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