The publication of Making a Market marks yet another excellent contribution to the field from the Cambridge Series on Political Economy. Similar to the other volumes in the series, it emphasizes the interaction of political structures and institutions with economic change. Yet whereas most of the previous volumes in the series have been written by political scientists or economists, this book stands out as unique in that it is written from an anthropological perspective. Unusual as this is, the book gives an extremely sophisticated and readable application of the new institutional economics to the developing world.
Copyright © 1993 Comparative Politics. This book review first appeared in APSA-CP Newsletter 4:2 (1993), 8,16.
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Joireman, Sandra F. Review of Making a Market: The Institutional Transformation of an African Society, by Jean Ensminger. APSA-CP Newsletter 4, no. 2 (1993): 8,16.