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dc.contributor.authorHolmquist, Frank
dc.identifier.citationHolmquist, Frank (1983) Tanzania's retreat from statism in the countryside. Working paper no. 399, Nairobi: Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobien_GB
dc.description.abstractThe paper is a product of a recent brief trip to Tanzania and discusses the circumstances and implications of the revival of district councils and cooperatives. The change is viewed against a background of long-term economic crisis and rising peasant political complaint and marks the reversal of a 15 year rise of statism in the countryside. Reasons for the earlier demise of councils and cooperatives are examined as well as the inadequacies of subsequent "participatory" policy. The nature and design of the reincarnated institutions are reviewed and several questions about their operation are raised. Reasons for the likely revival of peasant initiative in self-help are also discussed. In conclusion, although there has been no widespread public discussion of these changes and their implication for a transition to socialism, and although there is an air of "muddling through" a difficult situation, there are good reasons to see these moves as logical and quite positive steps on a democratic socialist and more productive path.en_GB
dc.publisherInstitute for Development Studies, University of Nairobien_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Papers.;399
dc.subjectPolitics and Poweren_GB
dc.titleTanzania's retreat from statism in the countrysideen_GB
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en_GB
dc.rights.holderInstitute for Development Studies, University of Nairobien_GB

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