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Beyond the Miracle of the Market: The Political Economy of Agrarian Development in Kenya (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)

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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.

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It focuses on Kenya, a country that continued to grow while others declined in Africa.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521852692
Editor:
Calvert, Randall
Editor:
Eggertsson, Thrainn
Editor:
Calvert, Randall
Editor:
Eggertsson, Thrainn
Author:
Eggertsson, Thrainn
Author:
Calvert, Randall
Author:
Bates, Robert Hinrichs
Author:
Bates, Robert H.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Agriculture and state
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Kenya.
Subject:
Agriculture and state -- Kenya.
Subject:
Economics - General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
9.40x6.08x.72 in. .85 lbs.

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