ISBN 9781870784016
Pages 400
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1987
Publisher CODESRIA, Senegal
Format Hardback

The State and Agriculture in Africa

edited by Thandika Mkandawire

A group of leading African academics from various social science disciplines engage in an in-depth examination of the current food and agricultural crisis in Africa, touching on the causes, nature, scope and dynamics of the problem. They bring to the subject a new framework of analysis which successfully combines the generality of global approach with the specificity of empirically based case studies, carefully chosen to cover the different types of production systems in Africa. Concrete proposals for overcoming the continents food and agricultural crisis are made.

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About the Editor

Thandika Mkandawire

Professor Thandika Mkandawire is the first to hold the Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is also the Olof Palme Professor for Peace with the Institute for Future Studies in Stockholm. He has been the Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and Director of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Research in Copenhagen and has taught at the Universities of Stockholm and Zimbabwe. His research interests include development theory, economic policy, development and social policy in developing countries, and the political economy of development in Africa.

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