The Maasai and the State: The impact of rural development policies on a pastoral people in Tanzania

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Kaj Århem
Number of pages: 67
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 1985
Release Month | Day: apr-85

Tags: Land rights, Global governance, Human rights

This document examines the evolution of development policies in Tanzania and their impact on a pastoral people -the Maasai of northern Tanzania. At the most general level it deals with the relationship between the state and the peasantry in Tanzania. Rural development policies are seen as one expression of this relationship. The evolution of development policies in Tanzania says something about the relationship between the state and the peasantry and varia­tions in development policies throughout the history of Tan­zania reflect changes in the quality and character of this relationship.

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