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

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

by Robert H. Bates

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ISBN-13: 9780521437929
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/28/1992
Series: Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Robert H. Bates undertook graduate studies of anthropology at Manchester University and economics at Stanford. Joining the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology, he rose to full professor before leaving for the Luce Professorship at Duke in the early 1980s. He joined the faculty at Harvard in 1993. Bates has conducted field work in Zambia, Kenya, Ghana and the Sudan and traveled throughout much of West Africa as well. He has also conducted fieldwork in Colombia and Brazil, where he conducted research on the politics and economics of the international coffee industry. A consultant for the World Bank and USAID, Bates is also a member of the State Failure Task Force. He serves as a resource person for the Africa Economic Research Consortium and has for several years held a visiting professorship on the faculty of the economics department at Toulouse University.

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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