Economic Justice In Africa

Overview

Discussion over the impact of economic aid and development programs in Africa has become much more than an economics debate. In order to produce more effective and humane programs of adjustment for Africa and other developing regions, debate must encompass not only economic impacts but also political, social, and human consequences. This second volume in the Consortium on Human Rights Development's special studies on adjustment programs in Africa combines theory with empirical evidence and economic with political...

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Overview

Discussion over the impact of economic aid and development programs in Africa has become much more than an economics debate. In order to produce more effective and humane programs of adjustment for Africa and other developing regions, debate must encompass not only economic impacts but also political, social, and human consequences. This second volume in the Consortium on Human Rights Development's special studies on adjustment programs in Africa combines theory with empirical evidence and economic with political analysis to provide the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary coverage to date on IMF and World Bank adjustment programs in Africa. Building a link between structural adjustment and human rights in Africa, it makes a case for economic and political justice through sustainable development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313289651
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/1994
  • Series: Studies in Human Rights Series , #16
  • Pages: 228
  • Lexile: 1550L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE W. SHEPHERD, JR. is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver.

KARAMO N. M. SONKO is a post-doctoral fellow in Development Economics at the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he is researching the effects of the European Common Market on Africa. Previously, he was an Adjunct Professor in the M.B.A. Program, Regis University, and the Departments of Economics at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Denver. He has also worked at the IMF and taught at the University of Paris. His publications include a book, Debt, Development and Equity in Africa (1993).

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Table of Contents

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Preface
Ch. 1 Debt, Development, and Democracy: The Rights versus Efficiency Debate in Adjustment 1
Ch. 2 A Multidimensional Approach to Designing Effective Adjustment Programs 7
Ch. 3 Macroeconomic Effects of IMF Adjustment Policies 27
Ch. 4 The Public Enterprise Sectors and Adjustment Programs in Africa 41
Ch. 5 Environmental Degradation, World Bank Projects, and the Right to a Clean Environment 63
Ch. 6 A Study of the Effects of Structural Adjustment on Education and Health in Africa 79
Ch. 7 The Right to Food: Questions of Entitlement under Structural Adjustment Policies 117
Ch. 8 Democratization and the Political Dimensions of Adjustment in Africa 137
Ch. 9 Structural Adjustment and the Right to Personal Security in Africa 155
Ch. 10 Epochs of Economic Structural Adjustment in Zimbabwe and Their Social Dimensions, 1965-1995 175
Ch. 11 A Further Extension of Adjustment Models: The Environment and Equity 189
Selected Bibliography 203
Index 209
About the Editors and Contributors 213
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