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Title:Occam, Francis Bacon and the transformation of Zambian society
Author:Binsbergen, Wim M.J. vanISNI
Periodical:Cultures et développement
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:industrial development
rural areas
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/8933
Abstract:Review of Robert H. Bates, Rural Responses to Industrialization: A Study of Village Zambia, New Haven & London, 1976. Even though this book is important because it is a major step towards asking the right questions concerning the transformation of Central-African society, the reviewer argues that most of Bates' answers to the emerging questions are wrong. Sections: Introduction - Structure and method - Tribute to Francis Bacon: Bates' quantitative analysis - Occam and the limits of income maximalization - Conclusion: towards an alternative. Notes, tables.