The Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy in Africa: Forced Consensus?

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Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Michael Osita Ogbu, Ha-Joon Chang
Africa World Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Political Science - 367 pages
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This book maps the process and political economy of policy making in Africa. It's focus on trade and industrial policy makes it unique and it will appeal to students and academics in economics, political economy, political science and African studies. Detailed case studies help the reader to understand how the process and motivation behind policy decisions can vary from country to country depending on the form of government, ethnicity and nationality and other social factors.

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Charles C. Soludo is Chief Economic Advisor to the president of Nigeria, Chief Executive of the National Planning Commission, and Professor of Economics at the University of Nigeria. He is former Executive Director of the African Institute for Applied Economics. For nearly two decades, Prof. Soludo has been a visiting scholar and consultant to many international organizations and has published extensively on African economic development.

Osita Ogbu is Executive Director of the ATPS Network, an independent African institution charged with the promotion of innovative science and technology policy in Africa. Previously, he spent 10 years working for the International Development Research Centre, where he was responsible for managing and initiating a number of Africa-wide research networks. Dr Ogbu has authored many papers and books in development economics and science and technology policy in Africa.

Ha-Joon Chang is Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Politics at the University of Cambridge and a member of the editorial board of the Cambridge Journal of Economics He has worked as consultant for numerous international organizations and economic policies. His 2002 book, kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective was awarded the 2003 Myrdal Prize by the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy in memory of the Swedish Nobel Laureate, Gunnar Myrdal.

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