Distinguished experts on African development offer their considerable kwledge and background to the coming crisis in Africa. They examine t only development but also related factors such as foreign trade, politics, indigeus traditions, and international relations in order to understand development problems on the continent. It is one of the first volumes since the end of the Cold War to analyze African development, or the lack thereof, that had polarized the developing countries for the past 30 years. Yansane and his contributors present the strengths and weaknesses of various development strategies including ideas for the future, such as the inclusion of the human dimension that was overlooked in past strategies for growth. This inclusion would increase participation and the accountability of the political system and parties.
Aguibou Yan Yansane is Professor of Political Economy in the Departments of International Relations and African and African-American Studies at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Decolonization and Dependency: Problems of Development of African Societies (Greenwood, 1980) and Decolonization of West African States (1984), as well as many essays in published books and journals. A companion volume, Prospects for Recovery and Sustainable Development in Africa, is to be published by Greenwood in 1994.
Aguibou Yan Yansane
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Social Studies: General
Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies: Contemporary Black Poets