Institutions And Reform In Africa: The Public Choice Perspective

Hardcover | July 1, 1997

byJohn Mukum Mbaku, Gordon Tullock

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The end of the Cold War, the cessation of superpower rivalry, and the demise of apartheid in South Africa have offered Africans another opportunity to engage in effective institutional reform and state reconstruction. This book emphasizes the importance of institutions to economic growth and development and, using public choice theory, provides guidelines that can be used to initiate and implement an effective people-driven institutional reform program on the continent.

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The end of the Cold War, the cessation of superpower rivalry, and the demise of apartheid in South Africa have offered Africans another opportunity to engage in effective institutional reform and state reconstruction. This book emphasizes the importance of institutions to economic growth and development and, using public choice theory,...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.52 × 6.36 × 1.04 inPublished:July 1, 1997Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275958795

ISBN - 13:9780275958794

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?...the work neatly synthesizes the core of public choice thinking and applies it to a selection of African governance problems. Prof. Mbaku is to be applauded for confronting the mountain of general public choice literature, the intractable difficulties of contempory Africa, and the shortage of major works bringing these two together. Summaries of key public choice insights provide the student and the specialist with readable overviews and ample bibliographic entries.??Public Choice