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1st Edition

African Political Economy
Contemporary Issues in Development

ISBN 9781563249426
Published November 30, 1996 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

This is a multidisciplinary book that analyses the problems and issues of development in Africa along with the attempts at, and outcomes of, policy reform measures that have been implemented to surmount those problems. Topics covered include the economic crisis in Africa, urbanisation and urban management, uneven development, the socio-economic context of AIDS, bureaucratic corruption and reform, and proposed development solutions.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Development Problems and Issues: The Economic Crisis in Africa - an Analytical Perspective on its Origins and Nature; Growth, Unemployment and Poverty in Botswana; Urbanisation and Urban Management in Africa; The Subterranean Economy in Developing Societies - the Evidence from Africa; The Socio-Economic Context of AIDS in Africa; Bureaucratic Corruption in Africa - Causes and Consequences. Part 2 Toward Policy Reform and Change: Development Policy and the Poor - Toward an Alternative Policy Framework for Africa; Structural Adjustment Programmes as Policy Reform - an Assessment of Their Objectives and Impact in the SADC Countries; Managing Development Policy in Botswana - Implementing Reforms for Rapid Change; Controlling Bureaucratic Corruption in Africa; Decentralisation, the New Public Administration and the Changing Role of the Public Sector in Africa; The Challenge of Policy Reform and Change in Africa.

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