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Mkandawire, P. Thandika

Works: 125 works in 368 publications in 3 languages and 5,481 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Redactor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HC800, 338.96
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Publications about P. Thandika Mkandawire
Publications by P. Thandika Mkandawire
Most widely held works by P. Thandika Mkandawire
Our continent, our future : African perspectives on structural adjustment by P. Thandika Mkandawire( Book )
30 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
"For decades now, many African countries have implemented the structural adjustment programs of the Bretton Woods Institutions. The results, however, have been less than sterling. Extreme poverty and underdevelopment continue to plague what is becoming the world's "forgotten continent," and it is now generally agreed that a new approach is urgently required." "Our Continent, Our Future presents the emerging African perspective on this complex issue. The authors use as background their own extensive experience and a collection of 30 individual studies, 25 of which were from African economists, to summarize this African perspective and articulate a path for the future. They underscore the need to be sensitive to each country's unique history and current condition. They argue for a broader policy agenda and for a much more active role for the state within what is largely a market economy."--Jacket
African intellectuals : rethinking politics, language, gender, and development by P. Thandika Mkandawire( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 libraries worldwide
"This book constitutes a valuable, because so rare, exploration of the complex interface between African intellectuals and society, state and politics in the context of fundamental new departures like the restoration of multi-party politics, new economic horizons like NEPAD, and a renewed awareness of the need for Pan African cooperation."--Jacket
Africa's recovery in the 1990s : from stagnation and adjustment to human development by John De St. Jorre( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Argues that several orthodox adjustment policies are still incongruent with long-term development in Africa. The book goes on to discuss a development strategy which could lead to a much awaited economic recovery and improvement in social conditions in Africa in the 1990s
Social policy in a development context by P. Thandika Mkandawire( Book )
28 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Drawing on both conceptual and empirical evidence, this text presents the case for the centrality of social policy development, particularly with regard to economic policy
The State and agriculture in Africa by Naceur Bourenane( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Between liberalisation and oppression : the politics of structural adjustment in Africa ( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Learning from the South Korean developmental success : effective developmental cooperation and synergistic institutions and policies by Ilcheong Yi( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
This edited volume presents lessons for development in the 21st century through an analysis of South Korea's development experience. The question of how the collaboration between state and society has contributed to capability enhancement is examined. The papers of the volume aim to understand the complementarity between economic and social policies. Looking beyond the conventional analytical scope of South Korean developmental state, they focus on the institutional mechanisms enabling the state and society to establish complementary policies, the actors involved and the consequences of the choices in the policy areas of aid, industrial, labour market, fiscal and monetary policies, social policy, rural development, environment, and gender to identify relevant lessons for developing countries in the 21st century.This volume considers the institutions and policies of South Korea between 1945 and 2000. Framing social policies as a set of policies to enhance individual and societal capability, this volume shows how a wide range of policies were formulated to complement each other in protective, reproductive, productive and redistributive spheres for economic and social development. In particular, it includes the periods of state-building prior to the rapid industrialisation of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s and the responses to Asian Economic Crisis in the 1990s, which identified the institutional foundations and legacies for Korea's successful development. This book is indispensable reading for all interested in development economics, macroeconomics, institutional economics, political economy, migration studies, gender studies and international relations
Preventing violent conflict in Africa : inequalities, perceptions and institutions by Yōichi Mine( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 libraries worldwide
4 Horizontal Inequalities, Ethnic Politics and Violent Conflict: The Contrasting Experiences of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Côte d'Ivoire: From Ivorian miracle to civil war; 4.3 Ghana: Living with diversity; 4.4 Some conclusions; 5 Beyond Ad hoc Power-Sharing: Comparing South Africa and Zimbabwe; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Historical evolution of HIs in South Africa and Zimbabwe; 5.3 Contemporary political transitions in South Africa and Zimbabwe; 5.4 Popular perceptions in South Africa and Zimbabwe; 5.5 Conclusion: Institutional choice and development
African voices on structural adjustment : a companion to Our continent, our future by Charles Chukwuma Soludo( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
African Voices on Structural Adjustment presents 14 in-depth studies on the history and future of structural adjustment in Africa. Each study appraises the performance of structural adjustment policies (SAPs) with respect to a particular sector or issue. Each evaluates the compatibility of SAPs with the requirements for long-term development in Africa and, most importantly, each presents a truly African perspective. The contributors represent a outstanding collection of leading African economists and development experts
L'Afrique vers la reprise économique : de la stagnation et l'ajustement au développement humain : une étude de by UNICEF( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Globalization and social development after Copenhagen : premises, promises, and policies by P. Thandika Mkandawire( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
This paper explores the social, economic and ideological context within which the World Summit for Social Development took place. As its subtitle implies, the discussion focuses particularly on some of the assumptions about global trends that were prevalent in 1995 and evaluates their adequacy in the light of the actual course of events during the following five years. The Summit was conceived during a period when neoliberal orthodoxy was at its height. Many countries were-willingly or unwillingly-implementing structural adjustment policies, devised by the Bretton Woods institutions (BWIs), that systematically weakened earlier national development strategies. The public was insistently reminded that, in the much-quoted words of Margaret Thatcher, there was no alternative to the free-market revolution. The collapse of the Soviet Union lent force to that assumption. The neoliberal case against earlier models of economic development and social welfare was further strengthened by growing reference to the process of "globalization", which was seen not as the (reversible) outcome of particular national policies, but as an inevitable fact of contemporary economic life. This justified a broad attack on the welfare state, and indeed on many less comprehensive forms of public social provision that were assumed to be unviable in a highly competitive international marketplace. Notions of equity and social justice became unfashionable. A second feature of the period leading up to the Social Summit was the standardization of economic policy prescriptions, applied across a large part of the developing world. The "fundamental" to which these prescriptions were tethered was not growth, but stabilization; and in most cases they worsened both poverty and inequality. But international financial institutions used the spectacular economic performance of a number of Asian countries (the so-called Asian miracle which, by 1995, was well into its second decade) to argue that neoliberal insistence on free markets was entirely justified. A third element in the climate of ideas surrounding the Summit was therefore a serious ongoing debate about the extent to which successful Asian economies did, in fact, epitomize free-market principles. Sceptics noted that the state in these countries played a major role in protecting and promoting national industries. Fourth, the mid-1990s were a time when renewed economic growth outside Asia seemed just around the corner. Economic statistics were looking healthier than they had in years. And the rapid surge of private financial flows toward some developing countries further supported a sense of optimism. How has this environment changed over the last five years? At the ideological level, neoliberalism is today far more contested than it was at the time of the Summit. Erosion of the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of the model has been accompanied by growing political opposition. The collapse of important Asian economies in 1997 dealt a serious blow to those who believed uncritically in rapid financial liberalization. And slow growth continued to afflict the majority of developing countries throughout the remainder of the decade. Indeed, in a sample of 95 developing economies monitored in the 1990s, 32 experienced declining per capita income in 1999, compared to only 14 in 1996. Five years after the Social Summit, poverty and inequality continue to grow, and prospects that this trend will be reversed remain quite poor. Continuing emphasis on austerity does not create the conditions for broad-based growth and social development. Unemployment and underemployment are increasing in many parts of the world. Moreover, the quality of work and working conditions is declining, under the impact of "flexible" labour policies and the expansion of the informal sector. Private financial flows have not proved a panacea, either. They are concentrated in relatively few developing countries and, when significant, imply serious risk of greater economic volatility. Given this generally sombre picture, it is not surprising that poverty alleviation now occupies a central place on the development agenda. The World Bank has begun to justify support for social sectors on developmental grounds, and the IMF has been forced to recognize the importance of addressing social concerns. But there is still a tendency to deal with these issues in technocratic ways. Thus a single-minded focus on poverty reduction, without broader commitment to improving the quality of life throughout society, obscures issues of income distribution and social equity. In addition, targeting resources only toward the poorest or toward certain groups encourages the creation of a dual structure of social services-one aimed at the poor, funded by the state, and one aimed at the rest of the population, which can afford to pay for private services. This is not only poor politics, but also poor economics. In fact, neoliberal economics has traditionally denounced targeting in the economic field, citing problems of imperfect information, fundamental distortion of incentives, moral hazard, high administrative costs and corruption. Market orthodoxy is based on an ideal of non-intervention. Thus it is paradoxical that while universalism is championed in economics, it is roundly rejected in social policy. In another significant reversal of previous policies, the Bretton Woods institutions now concede a much more important role for the state. But this concession comes after years during which there has been a devastating weakening of state capacity. There is therefore a danger that states in parts of the developing world will now be expected to do too much-often in association with a trend to place ever more stringent conditions on delivery of loans or grants. The debt relief programme for heavily indebted poor countries, known as the HIPC initiative, clearly reflects this problem. Countries still struggling under the weight of inappropriate structural adjustment policies are required to assume anti-poverty commitments for which both resources and institutional capacity may be insufficient. Finally, recent years have witnessed attempts to rethink global governance and to create a more stable international economic environment. In most cases, however, this seems a patchwork affair. Suggestions for remedial action are tacked onto a system that is not being fundamentally analysed or challenged. If real progress is to be made, questions of distributive justice and social policy must become an integral part of the debate on development-not an add-on to be considered when existing economic policies prove inadequate
Targeting and universalism in poverty reduction by P. Thandika Mkandawire( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Disempowering new democracies and the persistence of poverty by P. Thandika Mkandawire( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Institutional monocropping and monotasking in Africa by P. Thandika Mkandawire( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Thinking about developmental states in Africa by P. Thandika Mkandawire( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Africa : beyond recovery by P. Thandika Mkandawire( Book )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Agriculture, employment, and poverty in Malawi by P. Thandika Mkandawire( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
The informal sector in the labour reserve economies of southern Africa with special reference to Zimbabwe by P. Thandika Mkandawire( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Notre continent, notre avenir : perspectives africaines sur l'ajustement structurel by P. Thandika Mkandawire( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Depuis des décennies, les pays de l'Afrique subsaharienne mettent en oeuvre les programmes d'adaptation structurelle des institutions de Bretton Woods. Les résultats sont toutefois loin d'être éclatants. La pauvreté extrême et le sous-développement sévissent toujours en Afrique subsaharienne et l'on reconnaît maintenant en général qu'une nouvelle stratégie s'impose de touteurgence
Reimagining Pan-Africanism : distinguished Mwalimu Nyerere lecture series 2009-2013 by Wole Soyinka( file )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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