AAS 460 - Africa and Post-war Development Theory and Policy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 200 & ECON 102.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Sub-Saharan Africa has adopted a variety of different policy strategies in the post-war period from economic planning through the more recent focus on poverty reduction, improvement of governance and enhancing the climate for doing business. The focus of this course is to explore the role of ideology, power and theory in the generation of these different strategies. A key element will be to present the major ideas of the alternative schools of thought or paradigms in the field of development economics in the post-war period and assess their impact on policy in Africa. For this purpose, we will critically evaluate many of the seminal works written in each of these schools aimed at understanding the reasons for their success and failure in SSA while searching for alternative policies that can still address the extant development challenges of the continent.

AAS 460 - Africa and Post-war Development Theory and Policy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780226214771
Beyond the World Bank Agenda: An Institutional Approach to Development, Author: Stein, Howard, Publisher: University of Chicago Press PAPER 2014
ISBN: 9780415450386
Economics and Development Studies., Author: by Michael Tribe, Frederick Nixon, and Andy Sumner., Publisher: Routledge 1st publis 2009
ISBN: 9781138226029
Economic Growth and Development in Africa Understanding trends and prospects, Author: Horman Chitonge, Publisher: Routledge PABERBACK 2016
ISBN: 1842776436
The new development economics : after the Washington Consensus, Author: edited by Jomo K.S., Ben Fine., Publisher: Zed 2nd impres 2006
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