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African Studies Quarterly
Volume 1, Issue 2 (1997)

ISSN: 215-2448

In keeping with the growing trend in African Studies, this issue of ASQ focuses on local issues and perceptions with a special emphasis on Tanzania. Issue 2 includes two articles from African scholars. The first, by Yusufu Lawi, explores alternative legal structures through an analysis of Ward Tribunals. The second, by Joe Lugalla, examines the impact of Structural Adjustment Policies on the health of the poorest strata of Tanzanian society. Our newest department, At Issue, also is in keeping with this theme, and addresses local level authority in ecological decision-making. At Issue welcomes short commentaries, opinion pieces, and reactions on diverse topics.

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Justice Administration Outside the Ordinary Courts of Law in Mainland Tanzania: The Case of Ward Tribunals in Babati District
Yusufu Q. Lawi  |  HTML  |  PDF (1-18)

Economic Reforms And Health Conditions Of The Urban Poor In Tanzania
Joe L. P. Lugalla  |  HTML  |  PDF (19-37)

Book Reviews

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Transgressing Boundaries: New Directions in the Study of Culture in Africa. Edited by Brenda Cooper and Andrew Steyn. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 1996. 226 pp.
Kristen Jacobson  |  HTML  |  PDF (39-41)

Changing The Rules: The Politics of Liberalization and the Urban Informal Economy in Tanzania. Aili Mari Tripp. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 1997. 260 pp.
Christopher Johnson  |  HTML  |  PDF (41-43)

Africans: The History of a Continent. John Iliffe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1995. 323 pp.
Jonathan Walz  |  HTML  |  PDF (43-45)

At Issue

Governing Conservation Change From Below. A reaction to "Africa’s Environment: The Final Frontier, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on International Relations House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session, July 17, 1996."
Richard R. Marcus  |  HTML  |  PDF (45-49)