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The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960–2000 2 Volume Hardback Set


  • 118 b/w illus. 234 tables
  • Page extent: 1232 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 2.852 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 338.96
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: HC800 .P65 2008
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Africa--Economic conditions--1960-
    • Africa--Economic policy
    • Africa--Politics and government--1960-

Library of Congress Record

2 Hardback books

 (ISBN-13: 9780521887366)

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 1 examines the impact of resource wealth and geographical remoteness on Africa's growth and develops a new dataset of governance regimes covering all of Sub-Saharan Africa. Volume 2 supports and extends this analysis by providing twenty-six case studies of individual African economies. 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.

• Most comprehensive survey of contemporary African economic performance • Original and compelling analysis of Africa's poor economic record • Based on a decade long research project involving many highly prominent African scholars


Volume 1 List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; 1. Policy plus: African growth performance 1960–2000; 2. Opportunities and choices; 3. Anti-growth syndromes in Africa: a synthesis of the case studies; 4. Domestic interests and control regimes; 5. Sacrificing the future: intertemporal strategies and their implications for growth; 6. The political geography of redistribution; 7. Political conflict and state failure; 8. Shocks, risk and African growth; 9. The evolution of global development paradigms and their influence on African economic growth; 10. Political reform; 11. Endogenizing syndromes; 12. Harnessing growth opportunities: how Africa can advance; Index Volume 2 List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; 1. Overview; Part I. Landlocked Economies: 2. Why has Burundi grown so slowly? The political economy of redistribution; 3. Cotton, war and growth in Chad (1960–2000); 4. The political economy of growth in Ethiopia; 5. Man-made opportunities and growth in Malawi; 6. Climate vulnerability, political instability, investment and growth in a landlocked, Sahelian economy: Niger, 1960–2000; 7. Explaining Sudan's economic growth performance; 8. Restarting and sustaining growth in a post-conflict economy: the case of Uganda; Part II. Coastal Economies: 9. Economic Growth in Ghana: 1960–2000; 10. Explaining African economic growth performance: the case of Kenya; 11. A shared growth story of economic success: the case of Mauritius; 12. State control and poor economic growth performance in Senegal; 13. Tanzania: explaining four decades of episodic growth; 14. Togo: lost opportunities for growth; Part III. Resource-rich Economies: 15. The indigenous developmental state and growth in Botswana ; 16. The political economy of Cameroon's post-independence growth experience; 17. Explaining economic growth in Africa: the case of Guinea ; 18. Explaining African economic growth performance: the case of Nigeria ; 19. Sierra Leone's economic growth performance, 1961–2000; Index.


'… chock-full of fascinating data, interesting hypotheses, and country details; it is a rich review of Africa's troubled postcolonial economic history that will be a reference and an inspiration for political economists for years to come.' Foreign Affairs


Volume 1 Benno J. Ndulu, Stephen A. O'Connell, Paul Collier, Augustin Kwasi Fosu, Robert H. Bates, Jan Willem Gunning, Jean-Paul Azam, Anke Hoeffler Volume 2 Stephen A. O'Connell, Janvier D. Nkurunziza, Floribert Ngaruko, Jean-Paul Azam, Nadjiounoum Djimtoingar, Alemayehu Geda, Chinyamata Chipeta, Mjedo Mkandawire, Ousmane Samba Mamadou, Mahaman Sani Yakoubou, Ali Abdel Gadir Ali, Ibrahim A. Elbadawi, Louis A. Kasekende, Michael Atingi-Ego, Ernest Aryeetey, Augustin K. Fosu, Francis M. Mwega, Njuguna S. Ndung'u, Shyam Nath, Yeti Nisha Madhoo, Mansour Ndiaye, Nkunde Mwase, Benno Ndulu, Tchabouré Aimé Gogué, Kodjo Evlo, Gervase S. Maipose, Thalepo C. Matsheka, Georges Kobou, Dominique Njinkeu, Bruno Powo Fosso, Sékou F. Doumbouya, Fodé Camara, Milton A. Iyoha, Dickson E. Oriakhi, Victor A. B. Davies On the Cd-Rom: Kimseyinga Savadogo, Siaka Coulibaly, Coleen A. McCracken, Massa Coulibaly, Amadou Diarra, Antonin S. Dossou, Jean-Yves Sinzogan, Sylviane Mensah, Kouadio Benie Marcel, Clara de Sousa, José Sulemane, Rentière Célestin Tsassa, Benjamin Yamb, Tekaligne Godana, John E. Odada, Inyambo Mwanawina, James Mulungushi

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