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African development : making sense of the issues and actors / Todd J. Moss.

By: Moss, Todd J, 1970-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007Description: xi, 275 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781588264961 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1588264963 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781588264725 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1588264726 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): | Economic assistance -- Africa | Economic development | Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1960- | Africa -- Economic policyOnline resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
Introduction -- The complexities and uncertainties of development -- The domestic context -- History and the legacy of colonialism -- Big men, personal rule and patronage politics -- Violent conflict and civil war -- Political change and democratization -- Core development questions -- Africa's slow-growth puzzle -- Economic reform and the politics of adjustment -- The international aid system -- Debt burdens and debt relief -- Poverty and human development -- Regionalism and globalization -- Regional institutions and NEPAD -- Africa and world trade -- Private investment and the business environment -- Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-264) and index.

Introduction -- The complexities and uncertainties of development -- The domestic context -- History and the legacy of colonialism -- Big men, personal rule and patronage politics -- Violent conflict and civil war -- Political change and democratization -- Core development questions -- Africa's slow-growth puzzle -- Economic reform and the politics of adjustment -- The international aid system -- Debt burdens and debt relief -- Poverty and human development -- Regionalism and globalization -- Regional institutions and NEPAD -- Africa and world trade -- Private investment and the business environment -- Conclusion.

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