Sovereignty and Socialism in Tanzania: The Historiography of an African State1

@article{Bjerk2010SovereigntyAS,
  title={Sovereignty and Socialism in Tanzania: The Historiography of an African State1},
  author={Paul Bjerk},
  journal={History in Africa},
  year={2010},
  volume={37},
  pages={275 - 319}
}
  • P. Bjerk
  • Published 7 November 2010
  • Political Science
  • History in Africa
Observers of the Tanzanian political scene would point out that the country makes its own decisions on matters of internal and international importance. The policy of Ujamaa Vijijini [African socialism in the villages], it would be argued, was formulated here and not at the dictate of any foreign power. In an edited volume entitled The State in Tanzania, published in 1980 just before the precipitous denouement of President Julius Nyerere's philosophy of African socialism known as Ujamaa, Haroub… 
SELF-RELIANCE AND THE STATE: THE MULTIPLE MEANINGS OF DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY POST-COLONIAL TANZANIA
  • P. Lal
  • Political Science
    Africa
  • 2012
ABSTRACT This article uses a key principle of the Tanzanian ujamaa project – self-reliance – as an analytical lever to open up the historical landscape of development politics in that national
The Politics of Poverty
How is it that rural poverty in southern Tanzania appears both easy to explain and yet also mystifying? Why is it that 'development' is such a touchstone, when actual attempts at fostering
Shared Village Stories: How (Not) to Disentangle Literary Historiography from ‘Modernization’
The village story is a well-established topic of German literary history. Beginning around 1840 in the Germanophone countries, authors, readers and critics referred to a then-emerging genre by the
NGO legitimation as practice: working state capital in Tanzania
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) undertake a considerable amount of work to create the space in which to operate and in which to exercise their own form of governance. This work does not reside
Czechoslovakia and East Africa in the late colonial and early post-colonial period : the case studies of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
This research sets out to explore the origins, nature and effects of relations between Czechoslovakia and Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in the late colonial and early post‐colonial period from 1958 up
Political Thought and the Public Sphere in Tanzania: Freedom, Democracy and Citizenship in the Era of Decolonization
Introduction 1. Concepts of progress in mid-twentieth-century Tanzania 2. Transnational languages of democracy after 1945 3. Representation, imperial citizenship and the political subject in late
Race, Nation, and Citizenship in Postcolonial Africa: The Case of Tanzania
1. Introduction Part I. The Struggle for Independence and Birth of a Nation: 2. Colonialism, racism, and modernity 3. Foreigners and nation building 4. Race and the nation-building project Part II.
The End of Slavery, Famine, and Food Aid in Tunduru
  • F. Becker
  • History, Economics
    The Politics of Poverty
  • 2019
In early 1930, officials in Lindi town, then the capital of Tanganyika’s Southern Province, became aware of a famine going on in the remote rural district of Tunduru, about 200 miles further west. 1
Development History and Postcolonial African Experience
Rempel describes African development after independence as a mix of colonial policies and institutions with approaches created in United Nations forums. By the late 1960s African governments were
Negotiating the marketization of higher education in East Africa: a comparative analysis of Tanzania and Kenya
Since the 2000s, the literature on the ongoing higher education reforms in Africa has been increasing. The scientific discussion converges in an implicit and recurrent argument about the drivers of
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 274 REFERENCES
Ujamaa Socialism in Tanzania: A Theological Assessment
As far as the State is concerned, the most crucial question for Tanzania today is the question of economic development. But its approach to this question is novel. Tanzania, unlike many other States,
Africa's Winds of Change: Memoirs of an International Tanzanian
The 1960s were a tumultuous period in the history of Africa as one country after another won independence from the colonial powers. This was particularly true of Tanzania as it sought to carve out a
Colonial Legacies and Postcolonial Authoritarianism in Tanzania: Connects and Disconnects
Abstract: Through an examination of the Tanzanian experience, this article takes up a challenge forcefully posed by Mahmood Mamdani's Citizen and Subject to examine connections between late colonial
Tanzanian Political Culture and the Cabinet
THIS article aims to clarify the national political culture of Tanzania through an analysis of one important institution — the Cabinet. Although attention to the norms and rules that regulate
The Left and the Super-Left in Tanzania
THE politically effervescent Frene Ginwalla has had to relinquish the editorship of The Standard in Tanzania, sacked by President Nyerere. The revolutionary wing of the student body of the University
TANZANIA: THE DEVELOPMENT DEBATE
THIS PAPER is intended both as a contribution to and as a commentary upon the debate over the nature of Tanzania's development. In particular it seeks to examine critically some of the terms used in
Ujamaa Revisited: Indigenous and European Influences in Nyerere's Social and Political Thought
Abstract The debate over the indigenous versus the European roots of ‘African democracy’ has regained importance recently. Using the critical tools of cultural anthropology, the social and political
GOVERNANCE, LOCAL POLITICS AND DISTRICTIZATION IN TANZANIA: THE 1998 ARUMERU TAX REVOLT
This article documents one of the most remarkable instances of rural political mobilization in post-Independence Tanzania: a tax revolt in 1998 in Arumeru District. The revolt coincided with the
"A Very Real War": Popular Participation in Development in Tanzania During the 1950s & 1960s
In his inaugural address as President in December 1962, Julius Nyerere outlined the difficulties the country now faced: I know there are still a few people who think we are joking when they hear us
Beyond developmentalism in Tanzania
Political analysis in the African context is generally associated with issues concerning development. And an evaluation of a country's political system or situation is often equated with the success,
...
1
2
3
4
5
...