The Resource Africa's turn?, Edward Miguel ; foreword by William Easterly

Africa's turn?, Edward Miguel ; foreword by William Easterly

Label
Africa's turn?
Title
Africa's turn?
Statement of responsibility
Edward Miguel ; foreword by William Easterly
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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"--P. [4] of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miguel, Edward
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC800
LC item number
.M52 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Easterly, William
Series statement
A Boston review book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Political stability
Label
Africa's turn?, Edward Miguel ; foreword by William Easterly
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=017677132&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-158)
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
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xii, 161 p.
Isbn
9780262012898
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008051249
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 4209153-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4209153
  • (Sirsi) o262881374
  • (OCoLC)262881374
Label
Africa's turn?, Edward Miguel ; foreword by William Easterly
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=017677132&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-158)
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
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xii, 161 p.
Isbn
9780262012898
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008051249
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 4209153-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4209153
  • (Sirsi) o262881374
  • (OCoLC)262881374

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