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African economies and the politics of permanent crisis, 1979-1999

Author: Nicolas Van de Walle
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title explains why African countries have remained mired in a disastrous economic crisis since the late 1970s. It shows that dynamics internal to African state structures, rather than external pressures, largely explain this failure.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Van de Walle
ISBN: 0521803640 9780521803649 0521008360 9780521008365
OCLC Number: 48177293
Description: xii, 291 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The structural adjustment debate outline of the argument. 1. Approaches to Africa's permanent crisis --
2. Patterns in reform implementation, 1979-1999 --
3. Decision making in postcolonial Africa --
4. State responses to the permanent crisis --
5. The crisis and foreign aid --
6. Democratization and the prospects for change --
7. Conclusion.
Series Title: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Responsibility: Nicolas van de Walle.
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