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Volume Two                                                                        Winter 2000-Spring 2001                                                          Numbers 3-4.

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      REVIEW ARTICLE: DEVELOPMENT STUDIES IN AFRICA

 

      Aguibou Y. Yansane

     Department of International Relations

     San Francisco State University

     San Francisco, California 94132

     Published Online February 15, 2017

 

     The following books are reviewed by the author in three categories.

 

      I. DEVELOPMENT STUDIES AND ECONOMIC REFORMS IN AFRICA

 

John Rapley, Understanding Development in the Third World, Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Reiner,1996, 205 pp; hardbound price: $18.95.

 

Denis A. Rondinelli, Development Projects as Policy Experiments: An Adaptive Approach to Development Administration, New York: Routledge, 1994.

 

Jennifer Widner, Economic Change, Political Liberalization in Sub-Saharan Africa, Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.

 

Benno Ndulu & Nicolas Van de Walle (Eds.) et al., Agenda For Africa's Economic Recovery, New Brunswick, New Jersey and Oxford, United Kingdom: Transactions Publishers, 1996; 246 pp.

 

Michael Barratt Brown, Africa's Choices: After Thirty Years of the World Bank, Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1995; 433 pp.

 

Real Lavergne (Ed.), Regional Integration & Cooperation: A Multidimensional Perspective, Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, Inc., 1997; 350 pp..

 

 

      II. DEVELOPMENT STUDIES: POLITICAL REFORMS AND THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN AFRICA

 

Claude Aké, Democracy & Development in Africa, Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1996; 159 pp.

 

Ike Udogu (Ed.) Democracy & Democratization in Africa: Toward the 21st Century, Leiden, The Netherlands: International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology/EJ Bull/ 1997; 148 pp.

 

John A. Wiseman, The New Struggle for Democracy in Africa, Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1996; 200 pp; hardbound $60.

 

Kempe Ronald Hope, Sr., African Political Economy: Contemporary Issues in Development, Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1997; 230 pp; paperback price: $33.00.

 

Ken Cole, Sustainable Development for a Democratic South Africa, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994; 247 pp; hardbound price: $60.

     

     III. DEVELOPMENT STUDIES: GLOBALIZATION

 

Christopher Claphan, Africa and the International System: The Politics of State Survival, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996; 340 pp; hardbound price: $59.95.

 

Barrie Axford, The Global System: Economics, Politics and Culture, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995; 249 pp.

 

Ankie Hoogvelt, Globalization & the Post-Colonial World: The New Political Economy of Development, Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 199; 237 pp.

 

Kidane Mengisteab, Globalization and Autocentricity in Africa's Development in the 21st Century, Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 1996; 229 pp.

      

 

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