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The Resource Sustainable growth in the African economy : how durable is Africa's recent performance?, Jeffrey James

Sustainable growth in the African economy : how durable is Africa's recent performance?, Jeffrey James

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Sustainable growth in the African economy : how durable is Africa's recent performance?
Title
Sustainable growth in the African economy
Title remainder
how durable is Africa's recent performance?
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey James
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Language
eng
Summary
The current growth path in sub-Saharan Africa is not following the Lewis model where labour moves from low-productivity agriculture to higher productivity manufacturing. Instead, it is moving directly to inappropriate (import and labour-saving) methods. This book seeks to show how this distorted growth process leaves out the major resource of these countries - labour - and ends up creating unstable employment and underemployment, leading to inequality and poverty. In this way it demonstrates how the entire growth process may be rendered unstable and unsustainable. Sustainable Growth in the African Economy considers whether the relatively rapid growth of recent years can be maintained or improved upon, with a focus on the process of industrialisation. Basing itself on a well-known dual-economy model, the proposed book focuses on several major problems of industrialisation, which has long been seen as the means of structural change in an economy which begins from a low income level. The book considers how the future trajectory of sub-Saharan Africa compares to recent success stories on other continents, and explains how factors such as rapid population growth and capital and import-intensive technology in manufacturing could foreshadow future social and political problems. This book will be essential reading to students and policymakers who are concerned with the existing pattern of African growth
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1949-
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James, Jeffrey
Dewey number
338.96/07
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in development economics
Series volume
132
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  • Economic development
  • Africa
  • Africa
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Sustainable growth in the African economy : how durable is Africa's recent performance?, Jeffrey James
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. I. Defining the issues -- pt. II. Countervailing tendencies and policies -- pt. III. Building technological capabilities
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ocn979992063
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1 online resource
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online
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9781317234661
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Taylor & Francis
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remote
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(OCoLC)979992063
Label
Sustainable growth in the African economy : how durable is Africa's recent performance?, Jeffrey James
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. I. Defining the issues -- pt. II. Countervailing tendencies and policies -- pt. III. Building technological capabilities
Control code
ocn979992063
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317234661
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979992063

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