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Home-grown Development in Africa

Successes, Issues and Trends in African Socio-Economic Policies

By Chukwumerije Okereke, Patricia Agupusi

Routledge – 2015 – 240 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

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  • Hardback: $140.00
    978-0-415-52574-9
    February 28th 2015
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Description

This book provides a critical evaluation of "home-grown" development initiatives in Africa that started in the 1990s as alternatives to externally driven development. Focusing specifically on Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya, the book takes a qualitative and comparative approach to offer the first ever in-depth analysis of indigenous development programmes. It examines:

  • how far and with what effect African states have shifted towards more home-grown development strategies
  • whether African home-grown socio-economic development strategies achieve what the international community could not; and the conditions under which this might be expected to happen.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of development studies, political economy, public policy and African politics, sociology and economics.

Contents

1. Introduction: Home-Grown Development: A Concept Whose Time has Come 2. Development Paradigms: A Contest of Ideas 3. General Overview of Home-Grown Socio-Economic Development Programmes 4. The Coordinated Programme for the Economic and Social Development of Ghana 5. The National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy in Nigeria 6. From Reconstruction to Empowerment: The Challenges of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Programme in Post-Apartheid South Africa 7. Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth in Kenya (ERS) 8. The Prospects and Limits of Home-Grown Development

Author Bio

Chukwumeije Okereke is Head of Climate and Development Centre at Smith College, University of Oxford, UK

Patricia Agupusi is a Researcher Associate in the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK.

Name: Home-grown Development in Africa: Successes, Issues and Trends in African Socio-Economic Policies (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Chukwumerije Okereke, Patricia Agupusi. This book provides a critical evaluation of "home-grown" development initiatives in Africa that started in the 1990s as alternatives to externally driven development. Focusing specifically on Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya, the book...
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