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Running while others walk: knowledge and the challenge of Africa’s development

Mkandawire, Thandika (2010) Running while others walk: knowledge and the challenge of Africa’s development. In: LSE African Initiative inaugural lecture, 27 April 2010, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

Africa lags behind other developing nations both economically and by other related social indicators. There is widespread feeling in Africa that, in the words of Nyerere, 'Africa must run while others walk'. The lecture will consider the implications of this task on African scholarship. Thandika Mkandawire is professor of African development at DESTIN. His current research interests include social policy and development, the political economy of economic policy in Africa.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2010/2010...
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author, London School of Economics and Political Science
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2329 Industrialization
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 11:59
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/55395/

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