These are intended to include work published over the length of my career and to cover the main themes of my writing. These are politics, political economy, rural inequalities and rural development policies in Nigeria, and in Africa more generally; land and agricultural policies in South Africa; the World Bank’s policies, their origins, and implications; land and agricultural policies in South Africa; the history of the Cape wine industry; the political economy of structural adjustment; and the theories of development and explaining public policies.
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- Nigeria: a political economy. In G. Williams, ed., Nigeria: Economy and Society, Rex Collings, 1976, 1-54.
- Politics in Nigeria. (with Terisa Turner). In J. Dunn ed., West African States. Cambridge University Press, 1977, 132-172.
- The political consciousness of the Ibadan poor. In E. de Kadt and G. Williams, eds, Sociology and Development. Tavistock, 1975, 109-140, reprinted 2001.
- In P.C.W. Gutkind and I. Wallerstein, eds, The Political Economy of Africa, Sage, Los Angeles, 1975,131-164, republished in 1985, pp. 141-180 | citation
- In J. Heyer, P. Roberts and G. Williams, eds, Rural Development in Tropical Africa. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 16-5. | citiation
A critique of policies of the policies of overvalued exchange rate, import and currency controls and how they favoured those closest to the state, corrupt and ‘black markets’ and economic dependence. It continues to a class analysis of how necessary fiscal controls and liberalization of trade and exchange rates impose the burden of reforms on the workers and salary earners. | citation
( * ) These items were submitted for the degree of D. Litt. by examination of published work by Rhodes University in 2012