The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960-2000

The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960-2000

by Benno J. Ndulu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521878497

ISBN-13: 9780521878494

Pub. Date: 11/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The period from 1960 to 2000 was one of remarkable growth and transformation in the world economy. Why did most of Sub-Saharan Africa fail to develop over this period? Why did a few small African economies succeed spectacularly? The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960–2000 is by far the most ambitious and comprehensive assessment of Africa's

Overview

The period from 1960 to 2000 was one of remarkable growth and transformation in the world economy. Why did most of Sub-Saharan Africa fail to develop over this period? Why did a few small African economies succeed spectacularly? The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960–2000 is by far the most ambitious and comprehensive assessment of Africa's post-independence economic performance to date. Volume 2 supports and extends the analysis of African economic growth presented in the first volume by providing twenty-six case studies of individual African economies. The book is broken into three parts based on the three main types of economy found in Sub-Saharan Africa: landlocked, coastal and resource-rich. Eighteen of the case studies are contained in the book and a further eight are included on an accompanying CD-Rom. This is an invaluable resource for researchers and policy-makers concerned with the economic development of Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521878494
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2007
Series:
Country Case Study Series
Pages:
760
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.89(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; List of contributors to the CD-ROM; Foreword; List of acronyms; 1. Overview Stephen A. O'Connell; Part I. Landlocked Economies: 2. Why has Burundi grown so slowly? The political economy of redistribution Janvier D. Nkurunziza and Floribert Ngaruko; 3. Cotton, war and growth in Chad (1960–2000) Jean-Paul Azam and Nadjiounoum Djimtoingar; 4. The political economy of growth in Ethiopia Alemayehu Geda; 5. Man-made opportunities and growth in Malawi Chinyamata Chipeta and Mjedo Mkandawire; 6. Climate vulnerability, political instability, investment and growth in a landlocked, Sahelian economy: Niger, 1960–2000 Ousmane Samba Mamadou and Mahaman Sani Yakoubou; 7. Explaining Sudan's economic growth performance Ali Abdel Gadir Ali and Ibrahim A. Elbadawi; 8. Restarting and sustaining growth in a post-conflict economy: the case of Uganda Louis A. Kasekende and Michael Atingi-Ego; Part II. Coastal Economies: 9. Economic growth in Ghana: 1960–2000 Ernest Aryeetey and Augustin K. Fosu; 10. Explaining African economic growth performance: the case of Kenya Francis M. Mwega and Njuguna S. Ndung'u; 11. A shared growth story of economic success: the case of Mauritius Shyam Nath and Yeti Nisha Madhoo; 12. State control and poor economic growth performance in Senegal Mansour Ndiaye; 13. Tanzania: explaining four decades of episodic growth Nkunde Mwase and Benno Ndulu; 14. Togo: lost opportunities for growth Tchabouré Aimé Gogué and Kodjo Evlo; Part III. Resource-rich Economies: 15. The indigenous developmental state and growth in Botswana Gervase S. Maipose and Thalepo C. Matsheka; 16. The political economy of Cameroon's post-independence growth experience Georges Kobou, Dominique Njinkeu and Bruno Powo Fosso; 17. Explaining economic growth in Africa: the case of Guinea Sékou F. Doumbouya and Fodé Camara; 18. Explaining African economic growth performance: the case of Nigeria Milton A. Iyoha and Dickson E. Oriakhi; 19. Sierra Leone's economic growth performance, 1961–2000 Victor A. B. Davies; Index. On the CD-ROM: Appendix to Part I - Landlocked Economies: 20. Analyzing growth in Burkina Faso over the last four decades Kimseyinga Savadogo, Siaka Coulibaly and Coleen A. McCracken; 21. Mali: du 'tout Etat' à la croissance invisible Massa Coulibaly and Amadou Diarra; Appendix to Part II - Coastal Economies: 22. Economic growth in Benin: lost opportunities Antonin S. Dossou, Jean-Yves Sinzogan and Sylviane Mensah; 23. Explication de la croissance en Cote d'Ivoire Kouadio Benie Marcel; 24. Mozambique's growth performance, 1960–96 Clara de Sousa and José Sulemane; Appendix to Part III - Resource-rich Economies: 25. Croissance off-shore au Congo et economie rentière Célestin Tsassa and Benjamin Yamb; 26. A case study of Namibia Tekaligne Godana and John E. Odada; 27. Zambia Inyambo Mwanawina and James Mulungushi.

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