Tanzania and the IMF : the dynamics of liberalization / edited by Horace Campbell and Howard Stein.

Boulder : Westview Press, 1992.
xiv, 212 pages : map ; 23 cm


Summary note
"The recent debate on the consequences of structural adjustment for developing economies, which took place between the World Bank and the United Nation's Economic Commission on Africa, underlines the need for further investigation of this important economic strategy. Tanzania, which for a decade had stood as a symbol of opposition to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) policies, signed a stand-by agreement with the funding organization in August 1986." "This volume places the apparent policy reversal in the context of economic, political, and social changes in the 1980s, focusing on the nature and impact of the liberalization process. On the surface, liberalization encompassed price controls, devaluation of the currency, cuts in public expenditure, relaxation of foreign exchange controls, raising of interest rates, and removal of food subsidies--measures that appeared to depart from the egalitarian goals of "Ujamaa," Tanzania's brand of socialism. Contributors examine how the leadership in Tanzania implemented IMF conditionalities, thereby shifting the direction of the goals of the society. Drs. Campbell and Stein bring together research from the fields of anthropology, economics, politics, law, and education."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-203) and index.
  • Introduction: The dynamics of liberalization in Tanzania / Horace Campbell and Howard Stein
  • The nature of economic reforms in Tanzania / Andrew Kiondo
  • The politics of liberalization in Tanzania : the crisis of ideological hegemony / Issa G. Shivji
  • Economic policy and the IMF in Tanzania : conditionality, conflict, and convergence / Howard Stein
  • The politics of demobilization in Tanzania : beyond nationalism / Horace Campbell
  • The informal sector, social reproduction, and the impact of the economic crisis on women / Ulla Vuorela
  • The politics of the refugee crisis in Tanzania / Patricia Daley
  • The politics of education in Tanzania : from colonialism to liberalization / Z.M. Roy-Campbell
  • Theory and practice in the analysis of Tanzanian liberalization : a comment / Joel Samoff.
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  • 9780813378954 ((softcover ; : acid-free paper))
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