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Palgrave Studies in Economic History
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Economic Development in the Twenty-first Century

Lessons for Africa Throughout History

Authors: Ocran, Matthew

  • Compares economic development in Africa and Western Europe throughout medieval and modern history
  • Looks at colonisation as an instrument of wealth creation and economic development in Western European countries
  • Demonstrates the importance of research and development and innovation and technological development as key drivers
  • Suggests how countries like South Africa can break out of the low economic growth trap
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  • Due: May 18, 2019
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About this book

This book uses lessons from history to help African countries take charge of their own economic development agenda. History is an important part of Africa’s economic development narrative, and Ocran investigates how the development outcomes between Africa and Western Europe became so divergent when in the early medieval period average income levels and economic development in the two regions differed only marginally. The sixteenth century marked a turning point, with the emergence of Western European mercantilism and capitalism and their associated exploitation of other countries. In understanding Africa’s economic development, it is crucial to recognise that Africa has not always been poor.

Examining 400 years of enslavement and colonisation, this book takes us to present day Africa and economic issues affecting the continent. With selected case studies from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore to South Korea and China, Ocran proposes ways to break out of the economic development quandary Africa currently faces.

About the authors

Matthew Kofi Ocran is Professor of Economics and Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs at the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. His current research interests lie in macroeconomics, development economics, development finance and economic history. 

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: May 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10770-3
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: May 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10769-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Development in the Twenty-first Century
Book Subtitle
Lessons for Africa Throughout History
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10770-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10770-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10769-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 412
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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