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- DescriptionThere is growing consensus in the development ecomics literature that ethnic diversity is a very significant factor in explaining Africa's poor ecomic performance. Ethnic Diversity and Ecomic Instability in Africa challenges this conventional wisdom. Drawing on the insights of historians, anthropologists and political scientists as well as development ecomists, this book questions whether ethnicity is the most useful organising principle by which to examine the ecomic development of Africa, arguing that it is a more fluid and contingent concept than ecomic models allow. Instead, the authors explore the actual experience of ethnicity in Africa and propose new methods of measuring ethnic diversity and inequalities. Finally some tentative conclusions are reached regarding appropriate policy reforms.
- Author BiographyHiroyuki Hino is Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya. John Lonsdale is Fellow of Trinity College and Professor Emeritus of Modern African History at the University of Cambridge. Gustav Ranis is Frank Altschul Professor Emeritus of International Economics at Yale University. Frances Stewart is Professor Emeritus of Development Economics at the University of Oxford.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication19/07/2012
- SubjectEconomics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note25 b/w illus. 1 map 15 tables
- Weight690 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Edited byFrances Stewart,Gustav Ranis,Hiroyuki Hino,John Lonsdale
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