- The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960–2000
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- by Bates, Robert H.; Ndulu, Benno J.; Fosu, Augustin K.
- The period from 1960 to 2000 was one of remarkable growth and
transformation in the world economy. Why did most of Sub-Saharan Africa
fail to develop over this period? Why did a few small African economies
succeed spectacularly? The Political Economy of Economic Growth in
Africa, 1960–2000 is by far the most ambitious and comprehensive
assessment of Africa's post-independence economic performance to date.
Volume 2 supports and extends the analysis of African economic growth
presented in the first volume by providing twenty-six case studies of
individual African economies. The book is broken into three parts based
on the three main types of economy found in Sub-Saharan Africa:
landlocked, coastal and resource-rich. Eighteen of the case studies are
contained in the book and a further eight are included on an
accompanying CD-Rom. This is an invaluable resource for researchers and
policy-makers concerned with the economic development of Africa.
- Publication Type: Edited Work
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Published Date: February 2008
- Field of Interest: International Relations
- Ndulu, Benno J., Stephen A. O'Connell, Jean-Paul Azam
Robert H. Bates, Augustin K. Fosu, Jan Willem Gunning, and Dominique Nijinkeu. The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960–2000. UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008.