Africa's third liberation

Africa’s political evolution points to a third liberation: from political economies characterised by graft, crony capitalism, and social inequality.
Mills, Greg; Herbst, Jeffrey
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978-0-14-353882-0
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Title: Africa's third liberation
Subtitle: The new search for prosperity and jobs
Authors: Jeffrey Herbst; Greg Mills
Genre: Economy
Publisher: The Penguin Group (South Africa)
Cape Town, South Africa, 2014
ISBN 9780143538820 / ISBN 978-0-14-353882-0
Paperback, 13 x 20 cm, 276 pages

Description:

In Africa's third liberation, their most recent collaboration, Greg Mills and Jeff Herbst bring to bear the full breadth and depth of their expertise on Africa and political economy to provide a refreshingly fact-based, clear-eyed, comparative analysis of what works and what doesn't when it comes to promoting economic growth in developing countries. By highlighting lessons learned from other regions, the book provides insights on the various types of opportunities current and future generations of African leaders may have in order to unleash the continent's tremendous potential and move toward a new era of growth and job production. No longer hopeless and helpless, but rising. That's the conclusion after a decade of growth in Africa. Africa's third liberation vividly illustrates how this growth can be consolidated, accelerated and translated into development.

Content: Africa's third liberation

Foreword
Introduction
Africa's growth and liberalisation - a portrait
The complexities of african reform
Central american perspectives
What can be learnt from asia?
Lessons from the middle east
Conclusion: a model for africas third liberation
Index
Acknowledgements
About the authors