Politics and Public Policy in Kenya and Tanzania

Updating the 1978 edition of this book, some of the best and brightest East African hands indulge in their favorite developmental comparison-between "socialist" Tanzania and "capitalist" Kenya. What emerges is the classic conundrum: in Tanzania, where difficult goals for equity have been set, institutions have been inadequate and economic performance has suffered from the continuing ideological overload. In Kenya, on the other hand, pragmatically oriented political institutions have performed somewhat better regarding both participation and economic growth. Most of the authors seem to agree, however, that bills will be coming due in Kenya in the near future for the country's growing economic inequality.

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