Development strategies in Africa : current economic, socio-political, and institutional trends and issues /
edited by Aguibou Y. Yansané.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
xiii, 292 p. : ill.
0313289948 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
0313289948 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Distinguished experts on African development offer their considerable knowledge and background to the coming crisis in Africa. They examine not only development but also related factors such as foreign trade, politics, indigenous traditions, and international relations in order to understand development problems on the continent. It is one of the first volumes since the end of the Cold War to analyze African development, or the lack thereof, that had polarized the developing countries for the past 30 years. Yansané and his contributors present the strengths and weaknesses of various development strategies including ideas for the future, such as the inclusion of the human dimension that was overlooked in past strategies for growth. This inclusion would increase participation and the accountability of the political system and parties.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Development of Development Thinking in Africa: The Theory Revisited
Perspectives Evaluation of Development Strategies: Prospects for Growth in Africa in the 1990's
Traditional Institutions and Economic Development: The Mossi Naam
Afrostroika and Planned Governance: Economic Adjustment and political Engineering
The Challenge of a Holistic Vision: Culture, Empowerment and the Development Paradigm
Comments of Discussants Growth, Development, and Social Dimension of Structural Adjustment Fund Supported Adjustment Programs and the Poor
The Social Dimensions of Adjustment in Africa by the World Bank's Social Dimensions of Adjustment Unit, Washington, D.C.
Comments of Discussants Participation, Pluralism, and Pervasive Poverty: Better Governance and Human Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Participation, Pluralism and Pervasive Poverty: Better Governance and Human Development in Sub-Saharan African (SSA)
Problems and Projections in Political and Economic Development and the Impact of International Relations Africa in an Emerging World by His Excellency, Professor Ibrahim Gambari African Political Development: Beyond the Cold War
Comments of Discussants Conclusion
Selected Bibliography
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