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Africa : why economists get it wrong

Author: Morten Jerven; International African Institute.; Royal African Society.; World Peace Foundation.
Publisher: London : Zed Books, in association with International African Institute, Royal African Society, World Peace Foundation, 2015.
Series: African arguments.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
For the first time in generations, Africa is spoken of these days with enthusiastic hope: no longer seen as a hopeless morass of poverty, the continent instead is described as 'Africa Rising, ' a land of enormous economic potential that is just beginning to be tapped. With this book, Morten Jerven offers a bracing corrective. Neither story, he shows, is accurate. In truth, most African economies have been growing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morten Jerven; International African Institute.; Royal African Society.; World Peace Foundation.
ISBN: 9781783601332 1783601337
OCLC Number: 1043117857
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 176 pages ; 20 cm
Series Title: African arguments.
Responsibility: Morten Jerven.

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For the first time in generations, Africa is spoken of these days with enthusiastic hope: no longer seen as a hopeless morass of poverty, the continent instead is described as 'Africa Rising, ' a land of enormous economic potential that is just beginning to be tapped. With this book, Morten Jerven offers a bracing corrective. Neither story, he shows, is accurate. In truth, most African economies have been growing rapidly since the 1990s - and, until a collapse in the '70s and '80s, they had been growing reliably for decades. Puncturing weak analysis that relies too much on those two lost decades, Jerven redraws our picture of Africa's past, present, and potential.

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