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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
Subject
Genre
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."--Book cover
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miguel, Edward
Dewey number
330.967
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC800
LC item number
.M52 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
A Boston review book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Political stability
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economic history
  • Politics and government
  • Political stability
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
Label
Africa's turn?, Edward Miguel ; foreword by William Easterly
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-158)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
320445788
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 161 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282240537
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612240539
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 224053
  • 8315
  • 9780262254977
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)320445788
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Africa's turn?, Edward Miguel ; foreword by William Easterly
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-158)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
320445788
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 161 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282240537
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612240539
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 224053
  • 8315
  • 9780262254977
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)320445788
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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