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Economic Crisis in Africa: African Perspectives on Development Problems and Potentials
Economic Crisis in Africa: African Perspectives on Development Problems and Potentials
Edited by Adebayo Adedeji and Timothy M. Shaw
Lynne Rienner, 1986, 290 pp
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This collection brings a stunning array of African expertise to bear on the economic dilemmas of Africa. Focusing on the Lagos Plan, the authors make a persuasive case for strong regional links as a sine qua non for reducing dependency. They also explore the reasons why so little progress has been made heretofore in establishing regional links, and in several instances display considerable skepticism about the desirability of aid. The best among these first-rate essays include Adebayo Adedeji's, G.E.A. Lardner's and S.K.B. Asante's five-year assessments of the Lagos Plan, Amir Jamal on aid and self-reliance, and George M. Kimani on industrialization.