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Ronald R. Aminzade

Protrait: Ronald R. Aminzade

Ph.D. 1978 University of Michigan
Room 1031 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-9570

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Historical and Comparative; Political Sociology; Sociology of Development; Nationalism; Race Relations; Social Movements; Democratic Theory.

Current Research

I am working on a collaborative research project on the politics of agricultural policy, land conflicts, and the future of small-scale farming in contemporary Tanzania.

Selected Publications

The Political Economy of Administrative Corruption: Boundary Politics in Post-Colonial Tanzania.” 2015.  International Journal of Political Science and Development.  3 (2): 85-100.          

Race, Nation, and Citizenship in Post-Colonial Africa: The Case of Tanzania.  October 2013. Cambridge University Press.

The Dialectic of Nation-Building in Post-Colonial Tanzania.” 2013. The Sociological Quarterly 54: 335-366.

Neoliberal Capitalism and the Death of Politics in Africa.” 2009. Symposium on African Politics. Newsletter of the Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. Spring: 1, 3, 4.

Nation Building in Post-Colonial Nation-States: The Cases of Tanzania and Fiji,” with Erik Larson. 2009. International Social Science Journal 192:169-182.

Nation-States Confront the Global: Discourses of Indigenous Rights in Fiji and Tanzania,” with Erik Larson. 2007. Sociological Quarterly 48(4):801-831.

From Race to Citizenship: The Indigenization Debate in Post-Socialist Tanzania.” 2003. Studies in Comparative International Development 38(1): 43-63.

The Politics of Race and Nation: Citizenship and Africanization in Tanganyika.” 2001. Pp. 53-90 in Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 14, edited by Diane E. Davis. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.