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Civics, institutions and economic performance in Tanzania
2002 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As one of the poorest countries in the world Tanzania is badly in need of economic growth. According to Douglas North efficient institutions are crucial for a working economy and Putnam in turn presses on the necessity of civics and social capital in a society in order to make its institutions work in an efficient way. The aim of my study is to find out if the institutional and civic situation can give an explanation for the poor economic performance in Tanzania. My study shows the trough extensive liberalisation and adjustment of the Tanzanian society and legislature the necessary institutions seem to be present. The necessary social capital and civic virtue in turn seems to be missing to a great extent and could be the reason for the poor economic outturn in Tanzania. Earlier studies from Tanzania has shown on the possibility to build up social capital in a relatively fast pace and that the results on the economic situation for the individual citizens and whole villages is remarkably good. So there is good hope for the future in Tanzania but great measures of education and build up of social capital has to be taken.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Tanzania, East-Africa, Civics, Institutions, medborgerligt, engagemang, Institutioner
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-54738ISRN: LTU-SHU-EX--02/190--SELocal ID: baa621e1-1f2a-41ac-8b9a-45086014d89fOAI: diva2:1028120
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Political Science, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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