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Title:Law, state control of the economy and the development of a bureaucratic bourgeoisie in anglophonic sub-Saharan Africa
Author:Seidman, Robert B.ISNI
Year:1975
Periodical:Eastern Africa Law Review
Volume:8
Issue:2
Pages:125-153
Language:English
Geographic term:English-speaking Africa
Subjects:bureaucracy
public sector
Abstract:How did it come to pass, that the original antagonisms between the economic interests of the political elite and those of the economic rulers disappeared? How did it happen that Africa so rapidly developed a bureaucratic bourgeoisie? In order to examine this question, the author discusses, first, the evidence that a bureaucratic bourgeoisie has developed. Second, he suggests a general framework to explain behaviour in a way useful to lawyers. Third, he advances a fairly general explanation for the phenomenon. Finally, be examines a specific arena - that of parastatal or public corporations - as a case study of the variables at issue. The author emphasizes that this paper purports to set forth a theory - that is, a general explanation for the phenomena discussed. Sections: Introductory - The development of a bureaucratic bourgeoisie - A general model of law and behaviour - Why the formation of a bureaucratic elite? - Parastatals and the bureaucratic bourgeoisie - Conclusion. Notes.
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