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Title:A Social Movement for African Capitalism? A Comparison of Business Associations in Two African Cities
Authors:Heilman, Bruce E.
Lucas, John
Year:1997
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:40
Issue:2
Period:September
Pages:141-171
Language:English
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Tanzania
Subjects:bourgeoisie
capitalism
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Politics and Government
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/525160
Abstract:Using a social movements approach which highlights the role of ideas and human agency, the authors examine aspects of the development, consolidation and reform of capitalism in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Kano, Nigeria. The business communities in both these cities can be viewed as coalitions of class, ethnic and sectoral interest groups with a shared common goal to facilitate political and economic reforms conducive to the advancement of a capitalist system. Focus is on the role played by business associations and special attention is paid to the changing political opportunity structure and the way in which capitalist goals are framed in terms of ethnic and nationalist ideologies. Research was carried out over three trips to Nigeria from 1991 to 1995, and in Tanzania from 1993 to 1994. Bibliogr., notes.
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