The State, Technology and Industrialization in Africa

  • Jeffrey¬†James

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Jeffrey James
      Pages 1-12
  3. The Bureaucratic Choice Of Techniques

  4. The Political Economy Of Bureaucracy

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 191-193

About this book


Industrialization in Africa has relied heavily on state institutions of various kinds and on the inflow of foreign capital, especially foreign aid. With particular reference to technology and on the basis of a wide range of case-studies, this book explains how these features of the African experience have jointly contributed not only to the many cases of failure in the public sector, but also to a number of exceptional cases that can be regarded as success stories.


capital economy growth institutions political economy production public choice Public Sector success

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey¬†James
    • 1
  1. 1.Tilburg UniversityThe Netherlands

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