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Title:Julius Nyerere: Reflections on the Legacy of His Socialism
Author:Pratt, R. Crawford
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies
Geographic term:Tanzania
Politics and Government
History and Exploration
About person:Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999)ISNI
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/486390
Abstract:A re-reading of Julius Nyerere's major essays and hindsight reflection on the first twenty-five years of Tanzanian independence under his leadership suggest that his central domestic preoccupations during the period of his Presidency (1961-1985) were fourfold: 1) promoting the development of the Tanzanian economy; 2) securing and retaining national control of the direction of Tanzania's economic development; 3) creating political institutions that would be widely participatory and that would sustain the extraordinary sense of common purpose which in these early days united Tanzanians under his leadership; and 4) building a just society in Tanzania, free of severe income inequalities, in which all would share the benefits of development as it was accomplished. Bibliogr., notes, ref.