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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:African economic and political developments
Editor:Wilson, Joseph M.
Series:African political, economic and security issues series
City of publisher:Hauppauge, NY
Publisher:Nova Science Publishers
ISBN:161122067X; 9781611220674
Geographic terms:Africa
Central African Republic
South Africa
Subjects:economic conditions
Abstract:This book looks at a number of economic and political issues pertinent to Africa at this moment. The topics discussed are: economic growth in Africa, 1960-2003, and evidence from the Solow growth model (Georgios Karras); the benefits of development for Africa (Gizachew Tiruneh); challenges of developing natural resources in rural Africa (Miyuki Iiyama et al.); theory and practice of economic transformation (Clemens Breisinger, Xinshen Diao); US trade and investment in sub-Saharan Africa (Danielle Langton); the role of agriculture in reducing regional disparities in Ghana (Ramatu M. Al-Hassan, Xinshen Diao); land degradation in Ghana (Xinshen Diao, Daniel B. Sarpongb); the Burundi tea industry (John Baffes, reviewed by Costas Christou); present situation in the Central African Republic (Ted Dagne); the globalization-AIDS-poverty syndrome in Africa (Pádraig Carmody, Glen Elder); HIV prevention intervention in the Eastern Cape, South Africa (Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya, Karl Peltzer); stem cell and gene therapy in relation to AIDS-related lymphomas in sub-Saharan Africa (Emmanuel Akinola Abayomi, Peter Jacobs); primary education and decentralization in Ethiopia (Carlo Benedetti); housing privatization in South Africa (Lochner Marais, Moeketsi Sefika, Jan Cloete); and factors influencing mechanical cost estimates in Nigeria (Babalola Olubola, Adesanya David Abiodun). [ASC Leiden abstract]