In This Review

The Crisis And Challenge Of African Development
The Crisis And Challenge Of African Development
Edited by Harvey Glickman
Greenwood Press, 1988, 272 pp.

The collective message of this compendium is caution: don't put excessive pressure on African institutions. Sayre Schatz, Ravi Gulhati and Satya Yalamanchili, and Raymond Hopkins, in particular, argue that laissez-faire won't work in Africa; that reforms must be carefully sequenced; and that evidence on the relationship between food subsidies and declining agricultural productivity is scanty.