Corporate Power in an African State: The Political Impact of Multinational Mining Companies in Zambia

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Corporate Power in an African State: The Political Impact of Multinational Mining Companies in Zambia

By Richard L. Sklar
University of California Press, 1975
245 pp. $12.00
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In this careful and intelligent analysis of the evolving relationship between an LDC host and its multinationals, Zambian nationalism is seen to be entirely compatible with the development of an elite class whose interests coincide with those of international capitalism; although the corporations have adapted smoothly to the expressed policies of the host government, their partnership with local bourgeoisie are shown to have had a profound influence on the shape of the polity.