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Why Botswana prospered /
J. Clark Leith.
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Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2005.
description
xi, 156 p. : ill.
ISBN
0773528202
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imprint
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2005.
isbn
0773528202
catalogue key
5355508
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
J. Clark Leith is professor emeritus of economics, University of Western Ontario
Summaries
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J. Clark Leith shows that while other African nations with resources failed to develop economically Botswana prospered because economic interests, working within a democratic political system anchored in tradition, tempered by leadership, and shaped by evolution of effective institutions, promoted growth.
Main Description
While most of Africa has been described as a political and economic disaster zone, Botswana stands out as a democracy that has achieved rapid economic growth for more than three decades. Clark Leith traces the evolution of Botswana's economic policies and democratic political systems and the forces that have shaped them since the country achieved independence in 1966.Leith shows that other African nations endowed with resources failed to stimulate growth but Botswana prospered because of a democratic political system and economic interests that were anchored in tradition, tempered by leadership, and shaped by growing institutions.
Main Description
While most of Africa has been described as a political and economic disaster zone, Botswana stands out as a democracy that has achieved rapid economic growth for more than three decades. Clark Leith traces the evolution of Botswana's economic policies and democratic political systems and the forces that have shaped them since the country achieved independence in 1966. Leith shows that other African nations endowed with resources failed to stimulate growth but Botswana prospered because of a democratic political system and economic interests that were anchored in tradition, tempered by leadership, and shaped by growing institutions.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Economic and Political Recordp. 3
Growth and Democracy: The Issuesp. 41
Evolution of Policies, Politics, and Institutionsp. 54
Interpreting the Evidencep. 102
Total Factor Productivity Calculationsp. 123
Notesp. 125
Referencesp. 141
Indexp. 151
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