Strategies For African Development

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Strategies For African Development

Edited by Robert J. Berg and Jennifer Seymour Whitaker
University of California Press, 1986
612 pp. $39.50

Leading students of African development, African and non-African, articulate a broad, emerging consensus on policies for a long-term economic renaissance, based on their individual analyses of every dimension of economic management. Refreshingly, the editors and contributors recognize the provisional, non-definitive quality of the consensus and the differences of emphasis among themselves. They would, thus, pose important next questions for those studying and seeking answers to Africa's economic crisis: first, given a consensus on what is to be done, why is it so hard to make it happen? And second, what are the prerequisites for implementing a policy consensus in individual countries' circumstances?

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