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The Palgrave Handbook of African Political Economy

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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

Part of the book series: Palgrave Handbooks in IPE (PHIPE)

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Table of contents (58 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxii

About this book

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. 

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.

Keywords

  • African political economy
  • reforms
  • global political economy
  • regional integration
  • indigenous capitalism
  • infrastructure

Editors and Affiliations

  • Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

    Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba

  • Department of History, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA

    Toyin Falola

About the editors

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.

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eBook USD 159.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-38922-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 209.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)