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Strategies For African Development
Strategies For African Development
Edited by Robert J. Berg and Jennifer Seymour Whitaker
University of California Press, 1986, 612 pp

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?