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The State, Technology and Industrialization in Africa - Jeffrey James

The State, Technology and Industrialization in Africa

Hardcover Published: 12th April 1995
ISBN: 9780333595572
Number Of Pages: 193

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Industrialization in Africa has relied heavily on state institutions of various kinds and on the inflow of foreign capital, especially foreign aid. With particular reference to technology and on the basis of a wide range of case-studies, this book explains how these features of the African experience have jointly contributed not only to the many cases of failure in the public sector, but also to a number of exceptional cases that can be regarded as success stories.

Acknowledgements - Introduction - PART 1: THE BUREAUCRATIC CHOICE OF TECHNIQUES - The Growth and Technological Performance of Public Sector Institutions - The Bureaucratic Choice of Techniques: Textiles in Tanzania - The Irrelevance of Ideology in the Public Sector: A Comparison of Kenya and Tanzania - Bureaucratic Versus Economic Man: A Note on Power Alcohol Production in Kenya and Zimbabwe - Appropriate Technology in the Public Sector - Foreign Aid and the Bureaucratic Choice of Techniques - PART 2: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF BUREAUCRACY - The Political Economy of Bureaucracy: A Public Choice Perspective - The Centralized African State and Its Implications for Technological Behaviour in the Public Sector - Index

ISBN: 9780333595572
ISBN-10: 0333595572
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 193
Published: 12th April 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1