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Bates, Robert H.

Works: 106 works in 428 publications in 3 languages and 9,662 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Robert H Bates
Most widely held works by Robert H Bates
Markets and states in tropical Africa : the political basis of agricultural policies by Robert H Bates( )

48 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following independence, most countries in Africa sought to develop, but their governments pursued policies that actually undermined their rural economies. Examining the origins of Africa's 'growth tragedy, ' Markets and States in Tropical Africa has for decades shaped the thinking of practitioners and scholars alike. Robert H. Bates's analysis now faces a challenge, however: the revival of economic growth on the continent. In this edition, Bates provides a new preface and chapter that address the seeds of Africa's recovery and discuss the significance of the continent's success for the arguments of this classic work"--Provided by publisher
When things fell apart : state failure in late-century Africa by Robert H Bates( Book )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In the later decades of the 20th century, Africa plunged into political chaos. States failed, governments became predators, and citizens took up arms. In When Things Fell Apart, Robert H. Bates advances an explanation of state failure in Africa. In so doing, he not only plumbs the depths of the continent's late-century tragedy, but also the logic of political order and the foundations of the state. This book covers a wide range of territory by drawing on materials from Rwanda, Sudan, Liberia, and Congo. Written to be accessible to the general reader, it is nonetheless a must-read for scholars and policy makers concerned with political conflict and state failure
Prosperity and violence : the political economy of development by Robert H Bates( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this work, Robert H. Bates investigates the origins and purpose of the modern state, an institution that has spread to every corner of the globe in a matter of centuries. Why has the modern state risen to such preeminence? How did something so vast, complex, and systematic evolve from tenuous agrarian societies riven with violence? Drawing from his extensive research among diverse cultures and his exceptional knowledge of European history, Bates traces a common thread that runs between the history of European development and the struggles of today's developing countries."--Jacket
Beyond the miracle of the market : the political economy of agrarian development in Kenya by Robert H Bates( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa and the disciplines : the contributions of research in Africa to the social sciences and humanities( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"African Studies, contrary to some accounts, is not a separate continent in the world of American higher education. Its intellectual borders touch those of economics, literature, history, philosophy, and art its history is the story of the world, both ancient and modern. This is the clear conclusion of Africa and the Disciplines, a book that addresses the question: Why should Africa be studied in the American university? This question was put to distinguished scholars in the social sciences and humanities, prominent Africanists who are also leaders in their various disciplines. Their responses make a strong and enlightening case for the importance of research on Africa to the academy. Paul Collier's essay, for example, shows how studies of African economies have clarified our understanding of the small open economies, and contributed to the theory of repressed inflation and to a number of areas in microeconomics as well. Art historian Suzanne Blier uses the terms and concepts that her discipline has applied to Africa to analyze the habits of mind and social practice of her own field. Christopher L. Miller describes the confounding and enriching impact of Africa on European and American literary theory. Political scientist Richard Sklar outlines Africa's contributions to the study of political modernization, pluralism, and rational choice. These essays, together with others from scholars in history, anthropology, philosophy, and comparative literature, attest to the influence of African research throughout the curriculum. For many, knowledge from Africa seems distant and exotic. These powerful essays suggest the contrary: that such knowledge has shaped the way in which scholars in various disciplines understand their worlds. Eloquent testimony to Africa's necessary place in the mainstream of American education, this book should alter the academy's understanding of the significance of African research, its definition of core and periphery in human knowledge."
Open-economy politics : the political economy of the world coffee trade by Robert H Bates( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book will appeal to those interested in international political economy, comparative politics, and the political economy of development, especially in Latin America and Africa, and to readers wanting to learn more about the economic and political realities that underlie the coffee market. It is also must reading for those interested in "the new institutionalism" and modern political economy
Essays on the political economy of rural Africa by Robert H Bates( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses several of the classic questions in African Studies. In the pre-colonial era what were the sources of order in societies without states? And what were the origins of 'traditional' states in Africa? In the colonial period, what caused the divergent patterns of agricultural development? And what were the issues that drove the peasantry into the rebellions which brought an end to colonial rule? Since independence what has been the fate of the African peasantry? What has been the content of the agricultural policies adopted by the governments of Africa? And how can these policies be accounted for? In answering these questions, the book explores various forms of explanation and advances a form of political economy based upon rational-choice analysis.--Publisher description
Unions, parties, and political development, a study of mineworkers in Zambia by Robert H Bates( Book )

14 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analytic narratives by Robert H Bates( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can social scientists draw broad, applicable principles of political order from specific historical examples? In this volume, five senior scholars offer a methodological response to this question. The result is both a methodological manifesto and an applied handbook
Rural responses to industrialization : a study of village Zambia by Robert H Bates( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political and economic interactions in economic policy reform : evidence from eight countries by Robert H Bates( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricultural development in Africa : issues of public policy( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa's development in historical perspective( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited volume addresses the root causes of Africa's persistent poverty through an investigation of its longue duree history
Patterns of uneven development : causes and consequences in Zambia by Robert H Bates( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Income and democracy : Lipset's law inverted by Ghada Fayad( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We revisit Lipset?s law, which posits a positive and significant relationship between income and democracy. Using dynamic and heterogeneous panel data estimation techniques, we find a significant and negative relationship between income and democracy: higher/lower incomes per capita hinder/trigger democratization. Decomposing overall income per capita into its resource and non-resource components, we find that the coefficient on the latter is positive and significant while that on the former is significant but negative, indicating that the role of resource income is central to the result
The development dilemma : security, prosperity, and a return to history by Robert H Bates( Book )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reassessing the developing world through the lens of Europe's pastToday's developing nations emerged from the rubble of the Second World War. Only a handful of these countries have subsequently attained a level of prosperity and security comparable to that of the advanced industrial world. The implication is clear: those who study the developing world in order to learn how development can be achieved lack the data to do so. In The Development Dilemma, Robert Bates responds to this challenge by turning to history, focusing on England and France. By the end of the eighteenth century, England stood poised to enter "the great transformation." France by contrast verged on state failure, and life and property were insecure. Probing the histories of these countries, Bates uncovers a powerful tension between prosperity and security: both may be necessary for development, he argues, but efforts to achieve the one threaten the achievement of the other. A fundamental tension pervades the political economy of development. Bates also argues that while the creation of a central hierarchy-a state-may be necessary to the achievement of development, it is not sufficient. What matters is how the power of the state is used. France and England teach us that in some settings the seizure and redistribution of wealth-not its safeguarding and fostering-is a winning political strategy. These countries also suggest the features that mark those settings-features that appear in nations throughout the developing world. Returning to the present, Bates applies these insights to the world today
Ethnicity in contemporary Africa by Robert H Bates( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost decades : lessons from post-independence Latin America for today's Africa by Robert H Bates( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa and Latin America secured their independence from European colonial rule a century and half apart: most of Latin America after 1820 and most of Africa after 1960. Despite the distance in time and space, they share important similarities. In each case independence was followed by political instability, violent conflict and economic stagnation lasting for about a half-century (lost decades). The parallels suggest that Africa might be exiting from a period of post-imperial collapse and entering a period of relative political stability and economic growth, as did Latin America a century and a half earlier
The regulation of rural markets in Africa by Robert H Bates( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African security, commodities, and development by Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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When things fell apart : state failure in late-century Africa
When things fell apart : state failure in late-century AfricaProsperity and violence : the political economy of developmentBeyond the miracle of the market : the political economy of agrarian development in KenyaAfrica and the disciplines : the contributions of research in Africa to the social sciences and humanitiesOpen-economy politics : the political economy of the world coffee tradeEssays on the political economy of rural AfricaAnalytic narratives
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Bates, Robert

Bates, Robert 1942-

Bates, Robert Hinrichs

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English (281)

Spanish (5)

Chinese (1)