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The Politics of Poverty: Policy-Making and Development in Rural Tanzania

The Politics of Poverty: Policy-Making and Development in Rural Tanzania

by Felicitas Becker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108496933
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2019
Series: African Studies , #143
Pages: 371
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Felicitas Becker is Professor of African history at Ghent University, and has previously taught at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, and the University of Cambridge. Her Ph.D. thesis from the University of Cambridge won the Ellen MacArthur Prize in economic history, and her first book, Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890–2000 (2008), obtained a British Academy postdoctoral fellowship publication award. She is currently working on the interaction between notions of progress used in development discourse and those deployed by religious reformers in East Africa.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The end of slavery, famine and food aid in Tunduru; 2. Changing configurations of poverty in the colonial Southeast and the myth of communalism; 3. The struggle to trade; 4. Independence and the rhetoric of feasibility; 5. Villagisation and the pursuit of market access; 6. The politics of development in the era of liberalisation; 7. Performing and pursuing development in Kineng'ene; Conclusion; Bibliography.