Malawi and Madagascar

Malawi and Madagascar

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Malawi and Madagascar are poor, agricultural nations that have had very different degrees of economic success over the past twenty-five years. The economic ideologies of their governmental leaders have been, respectively, capitalist and socialist; and the two countries have pursued quite different strategies of economic development. This is the first book in English to focus on the economic systems and long-term economic policies of either country. By making a comparison of the experiences of these two nations, this book serves not just to advance our knowledge of Africa, but also to illustrate some general forces linking poverty, equity, and growth in all developing nations.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 484 pages
  • 162.56 x 233.68 x 43.18mm | 861.82g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures, map, tables
  • 0195208234
  • 9780195208238

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"Important because not much scholarly work has been done on either of the two countries examined....Perhaps the most innovative chapter in the book is the last, 'Explorations in Political Economy.' This 'exercise in positive economics' richly deserves the attention of all students of economic development."--Choice"He has by this impressive work enabled us to be much better informed about the recent economic history of these countries, especially Madagascar, which will be unfamiliar to many Africanists working in the English language."--African Affairs"By contrasting the experiences of Malawi and Madagascar, the study increases the understanding of relations among povery, equity, and growth in all developing countries."--Policy and Development"Frederick Pryor has to be congratulated on the pioneering work he has done on Malawi and Madagascar. Pryor has done an impressive job of comparing and contrasting the economic performances of these two AFrican countries and as Deepak Lal and Hla Myint put it in the foreword to the book, 'Frederick Pror has succeeded in putting Malawi and Madagascar on the scholarly map.'"--International Review for Social Sciences"Pryor has made an outstanding contribution to cross country analysis."--African Studies Reviewshow more