The Resource Democracy and development in Africa, Claude Ake

Democracy and development in Africa, Claude Ake

Label
Democracy and development in Africa
Title
Democracy and development in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Claude Ake
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Despite three decades of preoccupation with development in Africa, the economies of most African nations are still stagnating or regressing. For most Africans, incomes are lower than they were two decades ago, health prospects are poorer, malnutrition is widespread, and infrastructures and social institutions are breaking down. An array of factors has been suggested to explain the apparent failure of development in Africa, including colonial legacy, social pluralism, corruption, poor planning and incompetent management, limited inflow of foreign capital, and low levels of saving and investment. Alone or in combination, these factors are serious impediments to development, but Claude Ake contends that the problem is not that development has failed, but that it was never really on the agenda. He maintains that political conditions in Africa are the greatest impediment to development
  • In this book, Ake traces the evolution and failure of development policies, including the IMF stabilization programs that have dominated international efforts. He believes that the authoritarian structure the African states inherited from colonial rule created a political environment that was hostile to development. Ake sketches the alternatives that are struggling to emerge from calamitous failure - economic development based on traditional agriculture, political development based on decentralization of power, and reliance on indigenous communities that have been providing some measure of refuge from the coercive power of the central state. Ake's argument may become a new paradigm for development in Africa
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ake, Claude
Index
index present
LC call number
HC800
LC item number
.A648 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Afrique
  • Afrique
  • Afrique
  • Afrique
  • Africa
  • Afrika
  • Pressure groups
  • Economic development
  • Democracy
  • Entwicklungspolitik
  • Groupes de pression
  • Développement économique
  • Démocratie
  • Colonial influence
  • Democracy
  • Economic development
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
  • Politics and government
  • Pressure groups
  • Democratie
  • Pressiegroepen
  • Economische ontwikkeling
  • Demokratisierung
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Wirtschaftspolitik
Label
Democracy and development in Africa, Claude Ake
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The development paradigm and its politics -- Confusion of agendas -- Improbable strategies -- Blocked options -- The residual option
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 173 pages
Isbn
9780815702191
Lccn
95032540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • ZBWT00739043
  • pot36022647
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33165052
  • (OCoLC)ocm33165052
Label
Democracy and development in Africa, Claude Ake
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The development paradigm and its politics -- Confusion of agendas -- Improbable strategies -- Blocked options -- The residual option
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 173 pages
Isbn
9780815702191
Lccn
95032540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • ZBWT00739043
  • pot36022647
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33165052
  • (OCoLC)ocm33165052

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