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Author Miguel, Edward.

Title Africa's turn? / Edward Miguel ; foreword by William Easterly
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 161 pages) : illustrations
Series A Boston review book
Boston review book.
Contents Is it Africa's turn? -- Forum: Robert H. Bates ; Ken Banks ; Olu Ajakaiye ; Rosamond Naylor ; David N. Weil ; Jeremy M. Weinstein ; Smita Singh ; Paul Collier ; Rachel Glennerster -- Real progress
Summary "By the end of the twentieth century, sub-Saharan Africa had experienced twenty-five years of economic and political disaster. While 'economic miracles' in China and India raised hundreds of millions from extreme poverty, Africa seemed to have been overtaken by violent conflict and mass destitution, and ranked lowest in the world in just about every economic and social indicator. Working in Busia, a small Kenyan border town, economist Edward Miguel began to notice something different starting in 1997: modest but steady economic progress, with new construction projects, flower markets, shops, and ubiquitous cell phones. In "Africa's Turn?" Miguel tracks a decade of comparably hopeful economic trends throughout sub-Saharan Africa and suggests that we may be seeing a turnaround. He bases his hopes on a range of recent changes: democracy is finally taking root in many countries; China's successes have fueled large-scale investment in Africa; and rising commodity prices have helped as well. Miguel warns, though, that the growth is fragile. Violence and climate change could derail it quickly, and he argues for specific international assistance when drought and civil strife loom."--Book cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-158)
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Political stability -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- 21st century.
Africa South of the Sahara -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Africa South of the Sahara -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008051249
ISBN 0262012898 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0262254972 (electronic bk.)
9780262012898 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780262254977 (electronic bk.)