Coping with Change: Crisis and Attempted Reform

  • Naomi Chazan
  • Peter Lewis
  • Robert Mortimer
  • Donald Rothchild
  • Stephen John Stedman


The preceding chapter described the historical evolution of African economies and the range of strategies and policies that guided African regimes in the decades following independence. Economic performance weakened considerably throughout sub-Saharan Africa in the course of the 1970s, and a number of countries displayed serious problems. As leaders experimented with domestic economic policies, they also sought to reduce dependence through changes in regional and global economies. These concerns were evident in negotiations with foreign capital, changing trade relationships, regional integration schemes, and collective efforts to change economic relations between the North and the South. The first part of this chapter will discuss these approaches to altering Africa’s international economic relations.


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  • Naomi Chazan
  • Peter Lewis
  • Robert Mortimer
  • Donald Rothchild
  • Stephen John Stedman

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