Socialist Development and Public Investment in Tanzania, 1964-1973

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Socialist Development and Public Investment in Tanzania, 1964-1973

By W. Edmund Clark
University of Toronto Press, 1977
319 pp. $25.00
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After an exhaustive survey of Tanzanian government spending, which documents the disjunction between Nyerere's rural-oriented development strategy and the allocation of government revenues (through 1973), Clark proposes that the Ujamaa program be "institutionalized" through strictly legislated guidelines for public spending. He fails to indicate, however, how his approach would circumvent the internal political problems which, as he himself points out, have thus far delayed and distorted Nyerere's goals.