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Markets and States in Tropical Africa

Markets and States in Tropical Africa - rev edition

Markets and States in Tropical Africa - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780520244931

ISBN10: 0520244931

Markets and States in Tropical Africa by Robert H. Bates - ISBN 9780520244931
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 2005
International: No
Markets and States in Tropical Africa by Robert H. Bates - ISBN 9780520244931

ISBN13: 9780520244931

ISBN10: 0520244931

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 05

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Summary

Most Africans live in rural areas and derive their incomes from farming; but because African governments follow policies that are adverse to most farmers' interests, these countries fail to produce enough food to feed their populations. Markets and States in Tropical Africa analyzes these and other paradoxical features of development in modern Africa and explores how governments have intervened and diverted resources from farmers to other sectors of society. A classic of the field since its publication in 1981, this edition includes a new preface by the author.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PART ONE: GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IN MAJOR MARKETS

1. Policies Toward Cash Crops for Export
2. The Food Sector: The Political Dynamics of Pricing Policies
3. The Food Sector: The Use of Nonprice Strategies
4. The Emerging Industrial Sector

PART TWO: INTERPRETATION

5. The Market as Political Arena and the Limits of Voluntarism
6. Rental Havens and Protective Shelters: Organizing Support Among the Urban Beneficiaries
7. The Origins of Political Marginalism: Evoking Compliance from the Countryside

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