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Scarcity, Choice, and Public Policy in Middle Africa
Scarcity, Choice, and Public Policy in Middle Africa
By Donald Rothchild and Robert L. Curry, Jr.
University of California Press, 1978, 365 pp
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A political scientist and an economist offer an impressive overview of development alternatives essayed in East and West Africa since independence, and weigh various options regarding regional integration and interdependence with the West. They advocate a middle course combining the highest possible degree of national independence with the broadest possible range of economic strategies for dealing with the formidable problems faced by Africa's modestly endowed new nations.