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West African States: Failure and Promise

West African States: Failure and Promise

Edited by John Dunn

Cambridge University Press, 1978, 259 pp.

The variety of perspectives informing these essays, running from Marxian class analysis to a liberal capitalist approach, makes comparisons moot. Viewed as individual articles, some are quite good, particularly R. W. Johnson on Guinea and Dunn's modest introduction and concluding remarks on the problems of comparative studies.