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Book Review: business politics and the state in Africa: challenging the orthodoxies on growth and transformation,by Tim Kelsall

Mann, Laura (2014) Book Review: business politics and the state in Africa: challenging the orthodoxies on growth and transformation,by Tim Kelsall. African Affairs, 113 (452). pp. 467-468. ISSN 0001-9909

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Identification Number: 10.1093/afraf/adu035

Abstract

Arguing that much of Africa’s recent economic boom has been confined to unsustainable growth in primary commodities, this book contends that African economies need structural transformation into higher-­‐value manufacturing and services. While evidence from other regions emphasizes state action to overcome collective action problems and create the‘predictability’ necessary for structural transformation, conventional wisdom has deemed Africa’s neo-­‐patrimonial political culture too insalubrious an environment for the state to act effectively. This book challenges this view: there can be such a thing as developmental patrimonialism and it mobilizes an array of historical and contemporary material to lobby for stronger and smarter support for industrial policies.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/afraf
Additional Information: © 2014 Oxford University Press
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > International Development
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 15:40
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 23:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85055

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