Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781786991089 Will Publish October 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786991096 Will Publish October 2018 For sale in North and South America only

Uganda

The Dynamics of Neoliberal Transformation

Edited by Jorg Wiegratz, Giuliano Martiniello, and Elisa Greco

Uganda

Edited by Jorg Wiegratz, Giuliano Martiniello, and Elisa Greco

Distributed for Zed Books

474 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781786991089 Will Publish October 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786991096 Will Publish October 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Since the 1980s, Uganda has experienced a dramatic period of social and economic change. The Museveni regime has eagerly embraced the neoliberal model of development and in the process transformed the country’s industry, agriculture, and public services. So enthusiastic has the regime been in its pursuit of economic reform that many proponents of neoliberalism hold up Uganda as an exemplary African success story, and a role model for the rest of the continent. But such narratives often overlook the wider social impact of these reforms.     
Bringing together a wide range of leading scholars on Uganda, this book exposes the reality behind the rhetoric. It is the first detailed case study to consider the country’s development and political economy. While neoliberalism may have produced growth and a measure of prosperity, it has also resulted in entrenched inequality, ecological devastation, and the rise of crony capitalism.
As the neoliberal model increasingly becomes the norm across Africa and the developing world, this work uses unique empirical material to offer important lessons on addressing underdevelopment, poverty and inequality in the global south.
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