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Title:Africa and its discontents: politics, economics and culture
Editor:Keita, LansanaISNI
Periodical:Africa Development: A Quarterly Journal of CODESRIA (ISSN 0850-3907)
City of publisher:Dakar
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:political economy
economic development
External links:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ad/issue/view/9968
Abstract:The essays that make up this special issue of 'Africa Development' are informed by issues that continue to plague the African continent: high unemployment rates, unviable infrastructures, high and low intensity conflicts, low wages in a context of First World prices, and uneven growth. What went wrong with the African countries? The articles in this issue address different explanations offered in the literature on African development. Contributions: Introduction (Lansana Keita); On delegitimising capitalism: the scourge of Africa and the South (Samir Amin); Revealed preference theory: rationality and neoclassical economics: science or ideology (Lansana Keita); An alternative African developmentalism: a critique of zero-sum games and palliative economics (Yves Ekoué Amaizo); Africa's growth and development strategies: a critical review (Musibau Adetunji Babatunde); Africa's developmental impasse: some perspectives and recommendations (Demba Moussa Dembele); The economic situation in contemporary Africa: comment on questions posed by Lansana Keita (Patrick Bond and Demba Moussa Dembele); African elites and their post-colonial legacy: cultural, political and economic discontent - by way of literature (Samba Diop). [ASC Leiden abstract]