The Politics of African Industrial Policy: A comparative perspective

Lindsay Whitfield, Ole Therkildsen, Lars Buur, Anne Mette Kjær

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This book engages in the debate on growth versus economic transformation and the importance of industrial policy, presenting a comprehensive framework for explaining the politics of industrial policy. Using comparative research to theorize about the politics of industrial policy in countries in the early stages of capitalist transformation that also experience the pressures of elections due to democratization, this book provides four in-depth African country studies that illustrate the challenges to economic transformation and the politics of implementing industrial policies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages352
ISBN (Print)9781107105317
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

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