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The Political Economy of Africa addresses the real possibilities for African
development in the coming decades when seen in the light of the continent’s
economic performance over the last half-century. This involves an effort to
emancipate our thinking from the grip of western economic models that have
often ignored Africa’s diversity in their rush to peddle simple nostrums of
The book addresses the seemingly intractable economic problems of the African
continent, and traces their origins. It also brings out the instances of
successful economic change, and the possibilities for economic revival and
renewal. As well as surveying the variety of contemporary situations, the text
will provide readers with a firm grasp of the historical background to the
topic. It explores issues such as:
employment and poverty social policy and security structural adjustment
programs and neo-liberal globalization majority rule and democratization
taxation and resource mobilization.
It contains a selection of country specific case studies from a range of
international contributors, many of whom have lived and worked in Africa. The
book will be of particular interest to higher level students in political
economy, development studies, area studies (Africa) and economics in general.