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Economic Development in Africa free pdf Understandings of the past performance and future prospects for economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa are often shaped and confused by emotive images of tragedy and chronic crisis, by pious Western professions of faith in indigenous knowledge, local solutions and national ownership, by simplistic notions of corruption, and above all by inadequate or misleading evidence. As one observer put it, Africa suffers from "continent brand effect" so that every country apart from South Africa ends up sharing the same reputation. This book aims to help readers to form more careful assessments of the varied experiences of economic development in Africa and to develop thinking about policies for the future. Covering a broad range of topics - from land reform to the role of labour markets, the role of the state to trade and industrial policy - it attempts to disturb conventional categories of analysis, seeking not to impart a set of unquestionable commonsense truths but to prompt students to think for themselves. Exploring such questions as 'Are NGOs demons or angels in Africa?' and 'Do we under-estimate or over-estimate the impact of HIV/AIDS?' , the authors make full use of their more than 50 person years of experience in teaching the applied economics of Sub-Saharan Africa. As a result, this is a vital textbook for all those studying or interested in African development.

About John Sender

John Sender is Emeritus Professor of Economics (SOAS). He has taught and worked at Cambridge, SOAS, Wits, and Leiden, as well as acting as a consultant to the World Bank, ILO, UNDP, IFAD, and other organisations. He has written widely on economic development in Africa, including Sender and Smith (1986), The Development of Capitalism in Africa (London: Methuen)- Sender and Smith (1990) and Poverty, Class and Gender in Rural Africa: a Tanzanian Case Study (London: Routledge). Christopher Cramer is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy (SOAS) and Chair of the Centre of African Studies (University of London). He has worked in South Africa and Mozambique as well as teaching at SOAS and Cambridge. He has acted as a consultant to the World Bank, ILO, UNDP, FAO, EC and others. His publications include Cramer (2006), Civil War is Not a Stupid Thing: Accounting for Violence in Developing Countries (London: C. Hurst)- (with Sender and Oya), (2005), "Unequal Prospects: Disparities in the Quantity and Quality of Labour Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa" (World Bank)- and (with Sender and Oya), (2006) "Women Working for Wages: Putting Some Flesh on the Bones of a Rural Labour Market Survey in Mozambique, Journal of Southern African Studies. Carlos Oya is Lecturer in Political Economy of Development (SOAS) teaching in the Political Economy of Development and Economic Development of Africa MSc courses. He has worked for several years in Senegal and Mozambique, as a researcher and economic advisor to the government. He has done consultancy work for the World Bank, UNDP and the governments of Mozambique, Angola, Mauritania and Zambia among others. His publications include: (2001) 'Large and Middle-scale Farmers in the Groundnut Sector in Senegal in the Context of Liberalization and Structural Adjustment'. Journal of Agrarian Change- (2006) 'From State Dirigisme to Liberalization in Senegal: Four Decades of Agricultural Policy Shifts and Continuities' European Journal of Development Research- and (with Sender and Cramer), (2006) "Women Working for Wages: Putting Some Flesh on the Bones of a Rural Labour Market Survey in Mozambique, Journal of Southern African Studies. Deborah Johnston is Lecturer in Economics (SOAS) and has been responsible for the Economic Department's African economics programme for three years. She has worked in Lesotho, South Africa and Sudan, as well as teaching at SOAS and the University of the Witwatersrand Business School. She has acted as a consultant to World Bank, DFID and African Development Bank, among others. Her publications include (2005, co-edited with Alfredo Saad-Filho) Neoliberalism: A critical reader, (Pluto Press) and (2004, with Sender) 'Searching for a Weapon of Mass Production in Rural Africa: Unconvincing Arguments for Land Reform' Journal of Agrarian Change.

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Author : John Sender
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 12 July 2012
ISBN : 1842778986
EAN : 9781842778982
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 242 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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