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The rentier state in Africa : oil rent dependency and neocolonialism in the Republic of Gabon

Author: Douglas A Yates
Publisher: Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a detailed study of the political and economic condition of the Republic of Gabon, focusing on the years of the oil boom (1975-1985). The rise to power of Leon M'Ba and the Foccart Network leading to the Bongo regime are just a few of the key elements examined. Reverberating through this book, with all its concrete, factual information about past and current economic conditions, is the stark realization that  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas A Yates
ISBN: 0865435200 9780865435209 0865435219 9780865435216
OCLC Number: 34543635
Description: [iv], 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The theory of the rentier state --
The rentier economy in Gabon --
The history of the Gabonese state and the Bongo regime --
The Dutch Disease and the rural sector --
The Transgabonese Railroad and the modern sector --
The rentier mentality in Gabon --
African rentiers : Nigeria, Angola, Cameroon and Congo.
Other Titles: Oil rent dependency and neocolonialism in the Republic of Gabon
Responsibility: Douglas A. Yates.

Abstract:

This is a detailed study of the political and economic condition of the Republic of Gabon, focusing on the years of the oil boom (1975-1985). The rise to power of Leon M'Ba and the Foccart Network leading to the Bongo regime are just a few of the key elements examined. Reverberating through this book, with all its concrete, factual information about past and current economic conditions, is the stark realization that the Republic of Gabon - while technically "liberated" from colonial rule - is anything but free.

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