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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.
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This 2001 book 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 largely explain this failure to overcome economic difficulties rather than external pressures on these same structures as is often argued. Far from being prevented from undertaking reforms by societal interest and pressure groups,  Read more...
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Van de Walle, Nicolas, 1957-
African economies and the politics of permanent crisis, 1979-1999.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001025171
(OCoLC)48177293
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Van de Walle
ISBN: 9780511800344 0511800347
OCLC Number: 817913151
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 291 pages).
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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