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Title:Bureaucracy and Rural Socialism in Zambia
Author:Quick, Stephan A.
Year:1977
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Volume:15
Issue:3
Period:September
Pages:379-400
Language:English
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:cooperatives
Politics and Government
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/160259
Abstract:In spite of enthusiastic endorsement by various national Zambian leaders, the micro-socialist approach, based on farming co-operatives, to rural development, has had such little success that both scholars and politicians have been moved to enquire whether co-operatives can 'make it' in Africa. This question is explored by examining the Zambian experience in some detail, focusing on the nature of the Government's policy, and the effect which this had on the co-operative movement. Basic hypothesis is that the actions of the state are more crucial determinant of failure than are the reactions of the rural population. Suggestions are offered concerning the state initiatives required for the successful implementation of the micro-socialist strategy. Sections: Rural socialism in Zambia - 1976: the Dumont Report and the productivity drive - Bureaucracy and rural socialism - The state elite and micro-socialism - Conclusion. Notes.
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