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Social Change and Restructuring Africa (Volume 24, In 7 Parts)

Neelambar Hatti (Editor) Sir Hans Singer (Editor) Rameshwar Tandon (Editor)
Synopsis In Africa, more than a decade of economic reforms produced a few cases of renewed growth as also optimism.  Of course, all countries in the region, which were, confronted with several constraints e.g. low human capital development, inadequate infrastructure, rapid population growth etc.  Growth and development require a predictable regulatory framework and transparent public administration along with an independent judiciary.  All these are necessary for securing legitimacy of state.  Of various structural adjustment programs launched as per advice of the World Banks and IMF, serious social costs were observed.  In recent years, significant progress has been observed along with several ongoing conflicts.  It is for state to help create growth-enhancing environment.  Various reform programs were launched by the donors as per the Washington consensus view based on traditional wisdom of the U.S. Treasury, IMF and world Bank and not on any serious analysis of African performance.  This book bring together recent research on the following element of Africanrestructuring.: Social development in Africa, Governance and Growth in Sub-Sahara Africa, Structural adjustment Programs, Structural Adjustments-Performance review, Social dimensions of adjustments, Trade, aid and investment in Africa, Trade liberalization and investment slumps, foreign exchange markets in Africa, Policy making and restructuring.
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About the authors

Neelambar Hatti

Neelambar Hatti is mainly involved in research at the Department of Economic History, University of Lund, Sweden. Dr. Hatti has written extensively on Trade, Aid and Rural Development, and Microdemography. He has also taught at the University of Copenhagen and has been a visiting Senior Fellow at the Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies. He has recently authored (with Rameshwar Tandon) the study, Exports and Development: The Indian Experience.

Sir Hans Singer

Sir Hans Singer is Emeritus Professor of the University of Sussex and a Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex since 1969. Previously he served in the United Nations Secretariat for over 20 eyars and held a number of academic and civil service posts. He is the author of numerous books and articles, most recently The Foreign Aid Business (jointly with K. Raffer).

Rameshwar Tandon

Rameshwar Tandon works at the International Institute for Special Education, Lucknow. For the last three decades, he worked with Prof. VKRV Rao at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. He is author-editor of numerous books and articles, most recently, Exports and Development: The Indian Experience (jointly with Prof. Neelambar Hatti)

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Title Social Change and Restructuring Africa (Volume 24, In 7 Parts)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176465070
length xxiii+2251p., Figures; Tables; References; 24cm.