Africa's Stalled Development: International Causes and Cures / Edition 1

Africa's Stalled Development: International Causes and Cures / Edition 1

by David K. Leonard, Scott Straus
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588261166

ISBN-13: 9781588261168

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

Probing the international roots of Africa's civil and economic problems, this analysis offers a new way of thinking about Africa's development dilemmas and policy options for addressing them. The authors argue that weak states, aid dependence, and debt create disincentives for long-term economic growth and peace, and recommend a radical restructuring of Africa's

Overview

Probing the international roots of Africa's civil and economic problems, this analysis offers a new way of thinking about Africa's development dilemmas and policy options for addressing them. The authors argue that weak states, aid dependence, and debt create disincentives for long-term economic growth and peace, and recommend a radical restructuring of Africa's relationship with the international system. Leonard is dean of international and area studies and professor of political science at the University of California- Berkeley. Straus is completing research on genocide in Rwanda at the University of California-Berkeley. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588261168
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Sales rank:
1,018,812
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesvii
Prefaceix
1The Contemporary African State: The Politics of Distorted Incentives1
2Debt and Aid: Righting the Incentives21
3Technical Assistance: The Corrosion of Unwitting Institutional Racism37
4The Causes of Civil Conflict in Africa57
5Civil Conflict and International Humanitarian Intervention83
6Conclusion103
Appendixes111
Notes119
Bibliography139
Index149
About the Book159

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