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Structural Adjustment in Africa : International Political Economy - Bonnie Campbell

Structural Adjustment in Africa

International Political Economy

By: Bonnie Campbell (Editor), John Loxley (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th November 1989
ISBN: 9780333496763
Number Of Pages: 277

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Providing overviews and case studies of states and sectors, classes and companies in the new international division of labour, this series treats polity-economy dialectics at global, regional and national levels. This volume in the series looks at the complexities of structural adjustment in Africa. Structural adjustment programs in Africa are as widespread as they are controversial. This book examines the complex economic and political nature of these programs and seeks to make them intelligible to the non-expert. It analyzes, in a concise accessible manner, the impact of specific policy measures designed to achieve structural adjustment, such as devaluation, price liberalization, fiscal restraint and privatization. It critically evaluates the past experience of countries implementing these policies and assesses the likelihood of such policies providing sustainable long-term economic solutions to the African crisis. Particular attention is paid to whether orthodox approaches to adjustment, as imposed by the IMF and World Bank as conditionality for their loans, can generate the broad political consensus required for long-term growth and stability in Africa.

List of Tables - List of Acronyms - List of Exchange Rates - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction - The Devaluation Debate in Tanzania; J.Loxley - The World Bank and the IMF in Zimbabwe; C.Stoneman - The IMF, World Bank and Reconstruction in Uganda; J.Loxley - From 'Revolution' to Monetarism: The Economics and Politics of the Adjustment Programme in Ghana; E.Hutchful - Structural Disequilibria and Adjustment Policies in the Ivory Coast; G.Durufli - Structural Disequilibria and Adjustment Programs in Madagascar; G.Durufli - Production and Commercialization of Rice in Cameroon: The Semry Project; D.Claude - The Politics of 'Adjustment' in Morocco; D.Seddon - Index

ISBN: 9780333496763
ISBN-10: 0333496760
Series: International Political Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 24th November 1989
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1