Africa's Development in Historical Perspective by Emmanuel Akyeampong, Robert H. Bates, Nathan Nunn, James

By Emmanuel Akyeampong, Robert H. Bates, Nathan Nunn, James Robinson

This edited quantity addresses the foundation reasons of Africa's continual poverty via an research of its longue durée background. It interrogates the African previous via affliction and demography, associations and governance, African economies and the influence of the export slave alternate, colonialism, Africa on the earth economic climate, and culture's effect on accumulation and funding. numerous of the chapters take a comparative viewpoint, putting Africa's advancements apart different international styles. The readership for this publication spans from the trained lay reader with an curiosity in Africa, teachers and undergraduate and graduate scholars, coverage makers, and people within the improvement global.

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His, like the colonial period, may 16 Akyeampong, Bates, Nunn, and Robinson have shaped contemporary Africa, inluencing the use of power and attitudes toward the production and accumulation of wealth. he analysis of the slave trade that emerges its better with approaches advanced by, say, Brenner (1976), who stresses the role of power relations, rather than by, say, Postan (1937) or others who focus on the relative abundance of factors, prices, and the functioning of markets (see Acemoglu and Robinson, 2010, 2012, for a development of this approach).

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