African Economic Development

African Economic Development

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This new text offers a much needed overview of African economic development, surveying the historical and geographic context and the development experience since Independence, with a particular focus on the period since 2000. Opening with an analysis of some of the main theories relating to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, the book explores all the key issues, including: Human development; Key economic sectors; Africa's role in the world economy; Sustainable development and environmental issues; Political dimensions of economic development. This clear and comprehensive text will be suitable for use on courses on African Economic Development, Development Economics, African Studies and Development more

Product details

  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 Tables, black and white; 20 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138915017
  • 9781138915015

Table of contents

Africa In Changing Perspective II. Analysing Africa's Economic and Human Development 1. Historical, Geographic And Environmental Dimensions 2. Patterns Of Economic Experience: Human Development, Growth, Poverty and The Gender Dimension 3. Theorizing On African Economic Development III. Human Development 4. Demography And Development 5. Education 6. Health IV. Key Economic Sectors 7. Agriculture And Rural Development 8. The Informal Economy 9. Natural Resources 10. Manufacturing V. Macroeconomic And Financial Issues 11. Financial Flows, Balance Of Payments And Currency/Monetary Issues In Africa 12. Debt, Stabilization Agreements, And Policy Leverage In African Countries 13. Social, Infrastructure And Public Administration Development And Its Financing VI. Africa and the International Economy 14. Trade And Development, Trade Policy And Regional Economic Integration 15. Direct Foreign Investment And The Multi-National Corporation 16. Development Assistance 17. International Migration And Remittances 18. The Emerging Role Of China In Africa VII: Sustainable Development And Environmental Issues 19. Africa's Environmental Challenges And Sustaining Development VIII. Political Dimensions of Africa's Economic Development 20. Governance, Corruption, Political Conflict And The Challenges Of Democracyshow more

About Arch Ritter

Steven Langdon is a development practitioner and former consultant to the World Bank. Arch Ritter is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Carleton University, more