Subject Area: Tanzania

Does Privatization Contribute to Social Development? A Case Study From Tanzania
2010 0-7734-3696-0
This book provides an in-depth assessment of the impact of sustainable development reform through privatization of public functions on economic growth and human development in a developing country setting.

Government Policy and Public Enterprise Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa the Case Studies of Tanzania and Zambia, 1964-1984
1998 0-7734-2229-3
This study investigates the impact of state development policies of nationalization, Africanization and import substitution industrialization (ISI) on the activities and performance of selected industrial public enterprises (or parastatal organizations). Contrary to conventional wisdom, findings in this study show clearly that public enterprise performance in Tanzania and Zambia, as elsewhere in developing countries, is a result of the quality of management rather than type of ownership. It contributes to the current state-market debate by arguing that any meaningful understanding of economic growth and performance must take into account the roles of both state and market as well as the particular historical and sociopolitical context within which they coexist. Finally, the study extends the application of the resource dependency models of organizations to organizational behavior in Sub-Saharan Africa by demonstrating that local enterprise managers in both Tanzania and Zambia, rather than intelligently scanning their environment, are often overwhelmed by it.

Oral Histories of Three Secondary School Students in Tanzania
1987 0-88946-179-1
Records the life histories of three of the author's African students during her tenure as director of an education program in Africa. The collection, translated from the Swahili by the author, allows Tanzanian youth to speak for themselves and provides fascinating, vivid glimpses into their home and school life.

Political Culture of Tanzania
1996 0-7734-8921-5
This volume explores the specific political orientations of Tanzania: attitudes toward the political system and its various parts, and attitudes toward the role of the self in the system.

Political Economy Issues in Tanzania the Nyerere Years 1965-1985
1998 0-7734-4233-2
Develops a version of the concept of "corporatism" to explain the state policies and directives aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and limiting local participation. Examines interest group participation and influence at national and local levels.

Socio-Cultural Factors in Modern Family Planning in Tanzania
1989 0-88946-189-9
Clarifies the relationship between family planning and the general development of the Tanzanian population, with emphasis on: health-policy development in Tanzania; major health problems in Tanzania; and health-policy implementation in a developing country with a weak/poor economy.