Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781780324210 Published January 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $125.95 ISBN: 9781780323312 Published January 2013 For sale in North and South America only

Business, Politics, and the State in Africa

Challenging the Orthodoxies on Growth and Transformation

Tim Kelsall

Business, Politics, and the State in Africa

Tim Kelsall

Distributed for Zed Books

200 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781780324210 Published January 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $125.95 ISBN: 9781780323312 Published January 2013 For sale in North and South America only
In recent years Africa appears to have turned a corner economically. It is posting increased growth rates and is no longer the world's slowest growing region. Commentators are beginning to ask whether emerging from Africa is a new generation of 'lion' economies to challenge the East Asian 'tigers'? This book goes behind the headlines to examine the conditions necessary not just for growth in Africa but for a wider business and economic transformation. Contrary to neoliberal economics, it argues that governments can play an important role in this through selective interventions to correct market failures, and, controversially, that neo-patrimonial governance need not be an obstacle to improved business and economic conditions.

Drawing on a variety of timely case studies - including Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Ghana - this provocative book provides a radical new theory of the political and institutional conditions required for pro-poor growth in Africa.
Contents
Introduction: growth, governance, and economic transformation in Africa
1. Developmental patrimonialism?
2. Tanzania: growth with poverty reduction
3. Ghana: a star but static performer
4. Ethiopia: rent-seekers and productive capitalists
5. Rwanda: the party leads, the market follows
Conclusion: challenging the orthodoxies on business and politics in Africa
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