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The Resource Africa's third liberation : the new search for prosperity and jobs, Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills

Africa's third liberation : the new search for prosperity and jobs, Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills

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Africa's third liberation : the new search for prosperity and jobs
Title
Africa's third liberation
Title remainder
the new search for prosperity and jobs
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills
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Language
eng
Summary
Africa has experienced two liberations: the first from colonial and racist regimes, and the second from the autocrats who often followed foreign rule. African countries now have the potential to undertake a third liberation--from political economies chracterised by graft, crony capitalism, rent-seeking, elitism and social inequality. This third liberation will open up the economic space in which business can compete--a necessary condition for expanding employment. During the 2000s, the continent had its best growth decade on record since independence. High commodity prices offer a launch pad for sustained growth and employment creation. Now is the moment for African countries to act. This book asks how the political leaders of Africa, as well as interest groups can promote economic growth in their countries. Drawing on studies of countries outside Africa, Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills identify the factors separating the performers form the laggards worldwide. Aside from the need to create an enabling environment for business through good governance, provision of infrastructure, and improvements in education, most critical is the need for a laser-like development focus by governments
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UKMGB
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Herbst, Jeffrey Ira
Dewey number
338.96
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC800
LC item number
.M55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1962-
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Mills, Greg
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  • Economic development
  • Employment (Economic theory)
  • Africa
Label
Africa's third liberation : the new search for prosperity and jobs, Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Africa's growth and liberalisation : a portrait -- The complexities of African reform -- Central African perspectives -- What can be learned from Asia? -- Lessons from the Middle East -- A model for Africa's third liberation
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 248 p.
Isbn
9780143528883
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn820107212
  • (OCoLC)820107212
Label
Africa's third liberation : the new search for prosperity and jobs, Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Africa's growth and liberalisation : a portrait -- The complexities of African reform -- Central African perspectives -- What can be learned from Asia? -- Lessons from the Middle East -- A model for Africa's third liberation
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 248 p.
Isbn
9780143528883
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn820107212
  • (OCoLC)820107212

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