Neoliberal Moral Economy […] represents an engaging and intelligent unpacking and conceptualisation of the relationship between neoliberal thinking and the moral economy of fraud. It also uncovers and presents in unprecedented depth the socio-economic perspectives and experiences of traders and farmers in contemporary Uganda.
The author’s impressive study helps us unpick these processes [of refiguring normative structures in Ugandan society], showing how neoliberalism has implanted itself deep into the psychological body-politic of the continent.
[…] a ground-breaking book […] Jorg Wiegratz ably uses the case study of coffee and cotton sectors in Bugisu sub-region to illuminate a bigger picture of the moral-economic transformation engineered by an extreme brand of neoliberal economics. It is a book very much worth reading.
A solid empirical study of the perception of the changes to the Ugandan moral and political economy. As such, the book will be valuable to readers interested in the concrete effects of SAPs on African rural economies and in the recent political history of Uganda more generally.