ISBN 9789988860202
Pages 90
Dimensions 216 x 140mm
Published 2015
Publisher Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana
Format Paperback

Africa: Beyond Recovery

by Thandika Mkandawire

Professor Thandika Mkandawire, the first holder of the Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics, delivered the thirty-second in the AGGREY-FRASER-GUGGISBERG MEMORIAL LECTURE series at the University of Ghana in 2013. In these lectures, combining imagination with down-to-earth political economy, he traces Africa’s attempts at growth and development since the independence era, her attempts at recovery from a string of serious socio-political set-backs, and advocates for the role of universities as essential agents in the drive to sustained development.

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About the Author

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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