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Jalons pour une économie politique de la trajectoire malgache: une perspective de long terme

Mireille Razafindrakoto, Francois Roubaud () and Jean-Michel Wachsberger
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Mireille Razafindrakoto: LEDa - Laboratoire d'Economie de Dauphine - IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - Université Paris Dauphine-PSL - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Jean-Michel Wachsberger: DIAL - Développement, institutions et analyses de long terme

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Abstract: This article aims at supplying an interpretative frame of the long-term Malagasy trajectory by redrawing the structuring knots of its political economy. The concomitance of periods of economic expansion and political crises leash indeed to suppose that one of the essential sources of the difficulties met by the country is its weak capacity to establish a stable political consensus around the processes of accumulation and the way of wealth distribution. In this hypothesis, the understanding of the Malagasy trajectory passes by a proofreading of the long history to highlight, for every period, the elements of system regulation and the contradictions which it faces. From precolonial period to our days, we identify the main actors, the sources of power and wealth, the modes of economic and social regulation and the contradictions of the system. This modelled proofreading of the history leads us to distinguish six big periods marking each a clear break with the one that came before without managing to solve all the main contradictions.

Keywords: Political economy; Long-term history; rents; growth; économie politique; Madagascar; histoire longue; élites; rentes; coalitions; institutions; croissance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-12-01
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