Economic Development in Namibia

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Economic Development in Namibia

By Wolfgang H. Thomas
Matthias-Grünewald, 1978
368 pp.

Assuming for the purposes of his analysis a high degree of economic and political rationality on the part of any future Namibian government, the author concludes that no matter what the outcome of an election, the incoming regime will have to follow a moderate, vaguely social democratic path. Despite the obviously conditional aspect of his development strategies, the study constitutes a bulging source book of dexterously assimilated information about Namibia - invaluable for scholars and perhaps for the country's future governors.

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