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African Economic Development - by Arch Ritter & Steven Langdon & Yiagadeesen Samy (Hardcover)

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Sub-Saharan Africa is at a turning point. The barriers to economic growth seen in the 1980-2000 era are disappearing and new optimism is spreading. However, difficult goals of eliminating poverty, achieving equity and overcoming environmental threats continue. This much-needed and insightful textbook has been written to help us understand this combination of emerging improvements and significant challenges.

Opening with an analysis of the main theories relating to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, the book explores all the key issues, including:

  • Human development;
  • Rapid urbanization;
  • Structural and gender dimensions;
  • Sustainable development and environmental issues; and
  • Africa’s role in the world economy.

The authors use economic tools and concepts throughout, in a way that makes them accessible to students without an economics background. Readers are also aided by a wide range of case studies, on-the-ground examples and statistical information, which provide a detailed analysis of each topic. This text is also accompanied by a companion website, featuring additional sources for students and instructors.

African Economic Development is a clear and comprehensive textbook suitable for courses on African economic development, development economics, African studies and development studies.

Number of Pages: 608.0
Genre: Business + Money Management
Series Title: Routledge Textbooks in Development Economics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Arch Ritter & Steven Langdon & Yiagadeesen Samy
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2018
TCIN: 53341812
UPC: 9781138915008
Item Number (DPCI): 248-63-7494

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