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The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960–2000

The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960–2000
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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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  • Date Published: December 2007
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print May 2009
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521887366

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  • 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
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    "The book is 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." - Nicolas Van de Walle, Foreign Affairs

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    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521887366
    • length: 1232 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 183 x 80 mm
    • weight: 2.852kg
    • contains: 118 b/w illus. 234 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print May 2009
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Editors

    Benno Ndulu, The World Bank
    Benno J. Ndulu works in the Africa region of the World Bank where he serves as Advisor to the Vice-President.

    Stephen A. O'Connell, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania
    Stephen A. O'Connell is Eugene M. Lang Research Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College.

    Robert H. Bates, Harvard University, Massachusetts
    Robert H. Bates is Eaton Professor of the Science of Government at Harvard University.

    Paul Collier, University of Oxford
    Paul Collier is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford.

    Chukwuma C. Soludo, Central Bank of Nigeria
    Charles C. Soludo is Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

    Jean-Paul Azam, Université de Toulouse
    Jean-Paul Azam is Professor of Economics at the University of Toulouse and at the Institut Universitaire de France.

    Augustin K. Fosu, World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER)

    Jan Willem Gunning, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

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    Dominique Njinkeu, International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty (ILEAP)

    Contributors

    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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