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Politics of Africa's Economic Recovery

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ISBN-10: 0521425638

ISBN-13: 9780521425636

Edition: 1993

Authors: Richard Sandbrook

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The waning of the Cold War means that major political powers no longer feel compelled to support African authoritarianism. Revised official consensus holds that, in Africa as elsewhere, political reform must accompany economic adjustment. According to this view, African recovery requires a reduction in the size and economic role of monopolistic and inefficient states, and their transformation into accountable liberal democracies. Is this a desirable and practicable political programme? Certainly, all over Africa the number of liberal democracies is growing. But can they survive and are they compatible with renewed economic growth? Richard Sandbrook answers these questions, and assesses the…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.87" wide x 8.90" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

The rediscovery of politics
False starts: capitalist and socialist
Creating and enabling liberal states
Democratizing liberal states
From recovery to transformation