Occam, Francis Bacon and the transformation of Zambian society

TitleOccam, Francis Bacon and the transformation of Zambian society
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1977
AuthorsW.M.J. van Binsbergen
Secondary TitleCultures et developpement
Pagination489 - 520
Date Published1977///
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsindustrial development, Rural, rural areas, Zambia

Review of Robert H. Bates, Rural Responses to Industrialization: A Study of Village Zambia, New Haven & London, 1976. Even though this book is important because it is a major step towards asking the right questions concerning the transformation of Central-African society, the reviewer argues that most of Bates' answers to the emerging questions are wrong. Sections: Introduction - Structure and method - Tribute to Francis Bacon: Bates' quantitative analysis - Occam and the limits of income maximalization - Conclusion: towards an alternative. Notes, tables

IR handle/ Full text URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1887/8933
Citation Key1532