Africa's Development in Historical Perspective

by Emmanuel Akyeampong, Robert H. Bates, Nathan Nunn & others
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: November 10, 2015

ISBN: 9781139985758

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This edited volume addresses the root causes of Africa's persistent poverty through an investigation of its longue durée history. It interrogates the African past through disease and demography, institutions and governance, African economies and the impact of the export slave trade, colonialism, Africa in the world economy, and culture's influence on accumulation and investment. Several of the chapters take a comparative perspective, placing Africa's developments aside other global patterns. The readership for this book spans from the informed lay reader with an interest in Africa, academics and undergraduate and graduate students, policy makers, and those in the development world.