Inequality in Africa: Political Elites, Proletariat, Peasants and the Poor

Inequality in Africa: Political Elites, Proletariat, Peasants and the Poor

by E. Wayne Nafziger, Wayne Nafziger

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ISBN-13: 9780521317030
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/25/1988
Series: African Society Today Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Abbreviations; Map; 1. Equality and growth: tradeoff or interlink?; 2. Research without statistics: what are the questions?; 3. African incomes in global perspective; 4. The great descent: inequality and immiserisation; 5. The colonial roots; 6. Transnational relationships; 7. Capitalism, socialism, development and inequality; 8. The ruling class and the people: conflict and discrepancies; 9. Workers, the unemployed, peasants and women; 10. Maintaining class: the role of education; 11. Urban bias and rural poverty; 12. Catching the Nigerian disease: the ruling class and exchange rates; 13. Regional and ethnic inequality; 14. Income distribution in the late twentieth century; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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