The Politics of Privatization, 1975 - 2000
By (author) M. Anne Pitcher
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Transforming Mozambique by M. Anne Pitcher
Book DescriptionMany of the economic transformations in Africa have been as dramatic as those in Eastern Europe. Yet much of the comparative literature on transitions has overlooked African countries. This 2002 study of Mozambique's shift from a command to a market economy draws on a wealth of empirical material, including archival sources, interviews, political posters and corporate advertisements, to reveal that the state is a central actor in the reform process, despite the claims of neo-liberals and their critics. Alongside the state, social forces - from World Bank officials to rural smallholders - have also accelerated, thwarted or shaped change in Mozambique. M. Anne Pitcher offers an intriguing analysis of the dynamic interaction between previous and emerging agents, ideas and institutions, to explain the erosion of socialism and the politics of privatization in a developing country. She demonstrates that Mozambique's political economy is a heterogenous blend of ideological and institutional continuities and ruptures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521052689
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author M. Anne Pitcher
Party Politics and Economic Reform in Africa's Democracies, Paperback (May 2012)
Argues that the interaction of formal institutions and the quality of democracy explain patterns of private sector development across Africa.
Transforming Mozambique, Hardback (November 2002)» View all books by M. Anne Pitcher
A 2002 study of Mozambique's economic transformation and the social and political forces behind it.
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Author Biography - M. Anne Pitcher
M. Anne Pitcher is Associate Professor of Political Science at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York.
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