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The Politics Of Economic Power In Southern Africa

The Politics Of Economic Power In Southern Africa

By Ronald T. Libby

Princeton University Press, 1987, 361 pp.

This study largely finesses the issue of the dependence of southern African countries on South Africa and deals mainly with domestic politics and economic directions in each southern African country. As a result, what emerges is a series of discrete cases-illuminating as sources of information about the individual countries and bound together chiefly by an argument against overemphasis on regional ties. The authoritative update on the interplay of political and economic forces in southern Africa has yet to be written.