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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.

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.

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.

Agenda For Africa S Economic Renewal

Author : Benno J. Ndulu
ISBN : 1412816696
Genre : Business & Economics
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In Agenda for Africa's Economic Renewal, ten experts from Africa, Europe, and the United States look beyond structural adjustment and identify the strategic elements that are needed to engineer Africa's economic recovery in the coming years. Starting from the considerable degree of consensus among policymakers and scholars about what ails African economies, the authors analyze the key choices that need to be made in the critical areas of agriculture, trade and industry, state capacity, and the social sectors. The authors consider these strategic priorities in the extremely fragile environment of democratic rule in many countries of the region, and they stress the long overdue need to focus directly on the political implications of economic policy choices.

African Development Dilemma

Author : Samuel M. Muriithi
ISBN : 0761805478
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book explores development issues in Africa from the human, social, economic, geographical and political perspectives. It presents arguments as to why Africa remains less developed compared to other continents and provides recommendations to achieve effective development. The author discusses such specific questions as: Are Africans capable of developing Africa? How has nature contributed to problems in Africa? and Did slavery contribute to underdevelopment?

Economic Recovery In Africa

Author : V. Makhan
ISBN : 9781403920218
Genre : Business & Economics
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African countries have experienced modest economic recovery during the 1990s. But these countries are caught in a vicious circle in which the existing economic structure cannot generate enough savings and export earnings needed to finance their development and mount a sustained assault on widespread poverty. Yet foreign aid has been cut back sharply and the continent receives only a trickle of foreign investment flows. New policy regimes are now in place, creating the right environment for external financing to make a major difference. Development finance is one of the foremost challenges facing African countries and the international community in the new century.

Protecting Human Rights In Africa

Author : Claude E. Welch, Jr.
ISBN : 0812217802
Genre : Political Science
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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1996 Since the 1950s, sub-Saharan Africa has been the site of profound political changes initiated by ascendant nationalism and rapid decolonization. With this new beginning came fresh challenges involving many crucial aspects of human rights: self-determination; civil and political rights, including government legitimacy; military involvement in African politics; and unfulfilled basic needs that have cried out for economic and social development. Protecting Human Rights in Africa is the first major comparative study of the way human rights NGOs have brought revolutionary change south of the Sahara. Governments are both the most important protectors and abusers of human rights, while NGOs have become the most effective detectives in discovering abuses and the most active advocates in seeking solutions.

From Conflict To Recovery In Africa

Author : Tony Addison
ISBN : 0199261032
Genre : Business & Economics
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War has destroyed the hopes and lives of millions of Africans. How can we help Africa's communities to recover? How can we ensure that recovery from conflict benefits the poor and not just a narrow elite? These are just some of the vital questions asked and answered in this important new book, which is one of the first to thoroughly examine recovery from conflict in Africa.

Prospects For Recovery And Sustainable Development In Africa

Author : Aguibou Y. Yansané
ISBN : 0313289956
Genre : Business & Economics
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Distinguished African experts analyze Africa's potential for real and long-lasting improvement in food production and grassroots economy.

African Capitalism

Author : Paul T. Kennedy
ISBN : 0521319668
Genre : Business & Economics
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This 1988 book provides an analysis of African capitalism which offers a positive view of its role.

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