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Title:Mozambique's elite: Finding its way in a globalized world and returning to old development models PDF Logo
Authors:Hanlon, Joseph
Mosse, Marcelo
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,105
Abstract:What makes elites developmental instead of predatory? We argue that Mozambique's elite was developmental at independence 35 years ago. With pressure and encouragement from international forces, it became predatory. It has now partly returned to its developmental roots and is trying to use the state to promote the creation of business groups that could be large enough and dynamic enough to follow a development model with some similarities to the Asian Tigers, industrial development in Latin America, or Volkskapitalisme in apartheid South Africa. But Mozambique's elite has also returned to two other traditions - that development is done by the elite and by foreigners. There is little support for development of local SMEs and agricultural development has been left to foreign-owned plantations.
Subjects:Mozambique
elite
corruption
development
Guebuza
national capital
JEL:O55
P36
P46
P48
ISBN:978-92-9230-342-6
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Working Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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