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Title:Theories of State in Tanzania: A Critical Assessment
Author:Stein, HowardISNI
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Geographic term:Tanzania
political economy
modes of production
Politics and Government
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/160466
Abstract:The aim of this review article is to develop a topology of the major contributions to the literature on the post-colonial state in Tanzania and to introduce an alternative theoretical framework. After critically assessing these writings, a theory of the state is presented that is consistent with its colonial roots and linked to the nature of class relations in Tanzania. In particular, the analysis is based on a transition in Tanzania towards a bureaucratic mode of production. The present article is limited to reviewing what has been published and presenting an alternative approach. The application of the theory to understanding the crisis will be developed elsewhere. - Notes.