Changing the Rules
The Politics of Liberalization and the Urban Informal Economy in TanzaniaeBook - 1997
How are people in one of Africa's largest cities, Dar es Salaam, capable of surviving day to day when the downward decline of Tanzania's economy has become so pronounced that even high-ranking state employees are among the lowest paid? This book shows how the people of Dar es Salaam, through creativity and considerable ingenuity, supply for themselves the various goods and services that the government can no longer provide. With the growth of an informal economy, they have demonstrated resistance to state control, resulting in broad political, economic and social transformations within Tanzania. Moreover, the unprecedented participation of women in informal economic activities has had a profound effect on gender relations in the country.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1997
Characteristics: xxii, 260 p. : maps ; 24 cm
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