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

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Cambridge University Press, 9 mag 2005 - 203 pagine
The last two decades of the 20th Century witnessed the first generation of economics reforms -- ones that promoted the market and denigrated the state. This book was one of the first to expose the inadequacy of this position and to demonstrate the importance of institutions for economic behavior. Noting that Kenya grew while other countries were declining, it attributed Kenya's exceptionalism to its economic institutions, which enabled people to undertake productive activities that they would have been afraid to undertake in purely market settings, i.e. settings that lacked political regulation and governing institutions.

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the agrarian
Institutional structure agricultural development
the dynamics
The politics of food crises
Famine Meru August 1984

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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.

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