Towards Socialism in Tanzania

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Towards Socialism in Tanzania

Edited by Bismarck Mwansasu and Cranford Pratt
University of Toronto Press, 1979
243 pp. $20.00
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Whatever else it may or may not be, Tanzanian socialism cannot be called unexamined. This impressive interim report reflects the ongoing debate between two schools of thought characterized by the editors as "Marxist socialism" and "democratic socialism"-with the latter predominating here. A variety of indices and a welter of data are applied to answering the question of whether Tanzania is moving toward socialism and how its development path has affected popular welfare. Pratt's summation is particularly distinguished.

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