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Africa's stalled development : international causes and cures

Author: David K Leonard; Scott Straus
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This thoughtful discussion probes the international roots of Africa's civil conflicts and lackluster economies. Analyzing an unwitting system that creates a set of incentives inimical to development, the authors offer a new way of thinking about Africa's development dilemmas and the policy options for addressing them. Weak states, aid dependence, crushing debt, and enclave economies, argue the authors, create  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David K Leonard; Scott Straus
ISBN: 1588261409 9781588261403 1588261166 9781588261168
OCLC Number: 50548800
Description: xi, 159 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Contemporary African state : the politics of distorted incentives --
Debt and aid : righting the incentives --
Technical assistance : the corrosion of unwitting institutional racism --
Causes of civil conflict in Africa --
Civil conflict and international humanitarian intervention --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David K. Leonard, Scott Straus.
Local System Bib Number:
000735311

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This discussion of Africa's stagnant economies and civil disorders examines the dysfunctional incentives under which the continent's political and economic elites typically operate and offers a new  Read more...
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