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The Palgrave Handbook of African Political Economy

Editors: Oloruntoba, Samuel Ojo, Falola, Toyin (Eds.)

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  • Assesses the evolution and current state of African political economy
  • Approaches African political economy in its theoretical, historical and policy dimensions
  • Encompasses all regions of Africa, incl. Southern, West, East, North, Central Africa and African Islands
  • Presents multidisciplinary perspectives from Politics, International Relations, Development Studies, Economics, History and Sociology
  • Adopts both historical and sectoral approaches that are absent in other Handbooks
  • Accessibly written for both academics as well as practitioners from African Development Bank et al
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This handbook constitutes a specialist single compendium that analyses African political economy in its theoretical, historical and policy dimensions. It emphasizes the uniqueness of African political economy within a global capitalist system that is ever changing and complex. Chapters in the book discuss how domestic and international political economic forces have shaped and continue to shape development outcomes on the continent. Contributors also provoke new thinking on theories and policies to better position the continent’s economy to be a critical global force. The uniqueness of the handbook lies in linking theory and praxis with the past, future, and various dimensions of the political economy of Africa. 

About the authors

Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba is Associate Professor at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa, South Africa, and Visiting Scholar at the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Canada. 


Toyin Falola is Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in Humanities and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Table of contents (58 chapters)

Table of contents (58 chapters)
  • The Political Economy of Africa: Connecting the Past to the Present and Future of Development in Africa

    Pages 1-28

    Oloruntoba, Samuel Ojo (et al.)

  • Left, Right and Centre: On Regrounding a Progressive Political Economy of Africa for the Twenty-First Century

    Pages 31-43

    Saul, John S.

  • Four Journeys of Capital and Their Consequences for Africa

    Pages 45-61

    Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo J.

  • History of Racial Capitalism in Africa: Violence, Ideology, and Practice

    Pages 63-81

    Phiri, Madalitso Zililo

  • African Political Economy and Its Transformation into Capitalism

    Pages 83-92

    Sule-Kano, Abdullahi

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eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-38922-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-38921-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of African Political Economy
Editors
  • Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba
  • Toyin Falola
Series Title
Palgrave Handbooks in IPE
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38922-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38922-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38921-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 1106
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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