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The Politics Of Africa S Economic Recovery

Author : Richard Sandbrook
ISBN : 0521425638
Genre : Business & Economics
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With the waning of the Cold War, the major political powers are no longer constrained to support African authoritarianism. All over Africa democratic experiments have sprung up. But can they survive, and are they compatible with renewed economic growth? Richard Sandbrook answers these questions and assesses the feasibility of the new political program in reinforcing Africa's economic recovery. He argues that the program has merit in the short term, but in the longer term, a more self-reliant, state-directed approach should be adopted to ensure prosperity and durable democracy.

Post Conflict Economies In Africa

Author : Augustin Kwasi Fosu
ISBN : 9780230522732
Genre : Social Science
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This volume brings together a collection of papers which review the wide-ranging issues arising out of post-conflict economies in Africa. Case studies drawing on experiences from West, Central and Southern Africa, illuminate and complement the thematic overview. Extensive analysis illustrates the policies and strategies available for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-conflict African economies to establish sustainable political, social and financial institutions which promote stability, growth and equity and reduce the risks of conflict recurring.

The Political Economy Of Decentralization In Sub Saharan Africa

Author : Bernard Dafflon
ISBN : 9780821396148
Genre : Political Science
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For two decades now, experiences in decentralization and federalization have been in progress in many countries, particularly in Sub Saharan Africa. How can these processes be understood and improved? Focusing on four Sub-Saharan countries (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal), this volume applies an original approach to address such questions.

Black Africa

Author : Cheikh Anta Diop
ISBN : 9781613747391
Genre : Business & Economics
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Challenging societal beliefs, this volume rethinks African and world history from an Afrocentric perspective.

The Challenge Of African Economic Recovery And Development

Author : Adebayo Adedeji
ISBN : 9781135185015
Genre : Business & Economics
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A special session of the UN General Assembly was held in Abuja, the new Nigerian capital in May 1988. This volume reproduces the major papers, lines of discussion and conclusions of the conference.

Yes Africa Can

Author : Punam Chuhan-Pole
ISBN : 9780821387450
Genre : Business & Economics
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Takes an in-depth look at twenty-six economic and social development successes in Sub-Saharan African countries, and addresses how these countries have overcome major developmental challenges.

Challenges Of African Growth

Author : B. J. Ndulu
ISBN : 9780821368831
Genre : Business & Economics
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Poverty in Africa is largely the outcome of slow growth. With the region hosting 10 percent of the world's population but a staggering 30 percent of the world's poor, the challenges it faces are enormous but NOT insurmountable. The message of this book is clear - poverty-eradicating development in Africa is possible. In fact, there are indications that Africa is at a turning point, and there is growing momentum among front-runner economies in the region toward higher and sustained growth. This study challenges African countries and their development partners to consolidate and continue this momentum and to exploit the advantages of the continent as a latecomer, particularly in innovation and in drawing lessons from successful export-led growth experiences in Asia and Latin America. "Challenges of African Growth" identifies opportunities, constraints, and strategic choices that African countries face in their quest for achieving the growth necessary for poverty alleviation. More important, the study provides a broad menu of stategic options for ensuring not only that countries embark on a growth path, but also that the growth is shared and sustainable. The critical areas for action rest on four pillars: the investment climate; infrastructure; innovation for increasing productivity and competitiveness; and institutional capacity.

Development Strategies In Africa

Author : Aguibou Y. Yansané
ISBN : 0313289948
Genre : Business & Economics
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A multidisciplinary, in-depth historical examination of development in Africa including interrelated factors such as foreign trade, international relations, politics, and indigenous institutions.

Contemporary African Politics

Author : Bamidele A. Ojo
ISBN : 0761813284
Genre : Political Science
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Contemporary African Politics presents a series of essays focusing on the transition to democracy in the countries of Africa. The contributors use specific case studies to identify the problems and prospects of the search for democratic legitimacy in Africa. Taking into account the rapid political changes in Africa, the essays demonstrate the pursuit of democracy as more than a simple adaptation of western institutional structures and philosophical ideals. They are presented as a unique manipulation of domestic variables capable of nurturing democratic ideals that will sustain the democratization process. They examine the varied conceptual perspectives on democracy as related to Africa while critiquing the comparative perspectives of many of the democratic experiments. The contributors discuss international relations, the role of the military, and the problem of African economic recovery in the context of the developing democracies, emphasizing Uganda, Nigeria, Namibia, and South Africa through specific case studies.

Politics And Economics Of Africa

Author : Frank H. Columbus
ISBN : 1600211747
Genre : Political Science
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A continent of vast diversity, stretching from the deserts of the north through the equatorial tropics into the more temperate south, Africa brims with challenges and issues. This book collects a series of papers examining a number of these topics and how they impact African nations, the United States and the global community. The analyses also present possible solutions to some of the continent's most vexing problems as many of its nations chart a course of political and economic development.

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