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Author Andreasson, Stefan.

Title Africa's development impasse : rethinking the political economy of transformation / Stefan Andreasson
Published London ; New York : Zed, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (258 pages)
Contents Foundations for development in Southern Africa -- The elusive developmental nexus -- Beyond development -- Botswana: paternalism and the developmental state -- Zimbabwe: the failing state revisited -- South Africa: normalization of uneven development
Summary "Orthodox strategies for socio-economic development have failed spectacularly in southern Africa. Neither the developmental state nor neoliberal reform seems able to provide a solution to Africa's problems." "Africa's Development Impasse analyses this failure and explores the potential for alternatives. Examining why Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa have been unable to overcome a debilitating colonial legacy, the book argues that it is time to rethink the political economy of development. Building on the path-breaking work of post-development theorists, Stefan Andreasson navigates a new way through the current development impasse." "This important fusion of theory with empirical case studies is essential reading for students of development politics and Africa."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Economic development -- Africa -- Regional disparities.
Economic development -- Africa.
Africa -- Economic conditions -- Regional disparities.
Africa -- Economic conditions.
Africa -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1848135440 (electronic bk.)
9781848135444 (electronic bk.)