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Innovating Development Strategies in Africa: The Role of International, Regional and National Actors
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Innovating Development Strategies in Africa: The Role of International, Regional and National Actors (Hardback)

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During the second half of the twentieth century, African states shifted away from state-led development strategies, and are now moving towards a strategy of regional economic integration. In this book, Landry Signe explores the key drivers of African policy and economic transformation, proposing a preeminent explanation of policy innovations in Africa through the examination of postcolonial strategies for economic development. Scholars and practitioners in fields as varied as development studies, political science and public policy, economics, sociology and African studies will benefit from Signe's unprecedented comparative analysis, including detailed cases from the often understudied Francophone Africa. First studying why, how and when institutional or policy change occurs in Africa, Signe explores the role of international, regional and national actors in making African economic development strategies from 1960 to date, highlighting the economic transformations of the twenty-first century.

BusinessEconomicsEconomic growthHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesConstitution: government & the stateHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAfrican historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesDevelopment studies Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 31/08/2017 ISBN-13: 9781107173071  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Landry Signe is a Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University's Center for African Studies, founding Chairman of the award-winning Global Network for Africa's Prosperity, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, Professor of Political Science and Senior Adviser to the Chancellor and Provost on International Affairs at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Special Adviser to global leaders, and Board Member of numerous institutions. He is the author of numerous key publications in the political economy of development with a focus on Africa and has a special interest in the politics of economic reform, institutional change, emerging and frontier markets, global political economy, post-conflict reconstruction, political regimes, state capacity, public service delivery, and governance. He is the recipient of more than sixty prestigious awards and distinctions from four continents, and has been honored as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Desmond Tutu Fellow, and Andrew Carnegie Fellow, and was listed as one of the 'Top Ten Outstanding Young Persons in the World.' His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Harvard International Review, among other media.

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