Government of Development: Peasants and Politicians in Postcolonial Tanzania (Paperback)

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What drives state officials to force development projects on resisting beneficiary populations? In his new analysis of the Tanzanian state's 1960s and 1970s campaign to settle the country's rural population in socialist villages, Leander Schneider traces the discourses and practices that authorized state officials to direct the lives of peasants--by coercive means if necessary. Government of Development shows that the practices constituting this project's mode of government far exceeded political elites' pursuit of their own narrow interests, the go-to explanation for many accounts of similar instances of authoritarian rule and developmental failures in Africa and beyond.

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Leander Schneider is Associate Professor of Political Science at Concordia University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780253013996
ISBN-10: 0253013992
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: September 17th, 2014
Pages: 256
Language: English