State and Economic Development in Africa

The Case of Ethiopia

Authors: Tesfaye, Aaron

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  • Summarizes recent economic development in Ethiopia
  • Reviews key obstacles to economic development such as rent-seeking and corruption
  • Engages with comparative evidence from Botswana
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This book critically assesses the impact of Ethiopia’s policy of Agriculture Development Led Industrialization. Employing qualitative and quantitative analysis, it presents empirical evidence suggesting persistent economic growth. The research highlights improvements in infrastructure, health care, education, poverty alleviation as well reductions in infant mortality rate. The impact of this economic growth has however had led to only slight improvements in the plight of the poor. The author argues that, while significant steps have been achieved with measurable economic gains, there are still undeniable obstacles within the federal system: prevailing patron-client relationships, constraints on state capacity to efficiently and effectively implement policy, and bureaucratic rent-seeking in the provision of public goods. The author concludes that these problems will have to be resolved before Ethiopia’s political economy can achieve the stage of sustainable development

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Aaron Tesfaye is Associate Professor of Political Science, William Paterson University, New Jersey, USA. He is a Visiting Professor at the Africa Union/Institute of Peace and Security Studies and was a 2010-2011 Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Political Science, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
State and Economic Development in Africa
Book Subtitle
The Case of Ethiopia
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57825-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57825-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57824-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86259-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 189
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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