Post-colonial Africa is littered with regional trade agreements that amounted to little more than a photo opportunity for the leaders that signed them. This book explores conventional explanations for past failures and posits a new theory rooted in the symbiotic relationship between authoritarian politics and crony-capitalism.
|Publication date:||14th February 2012|
|Author:||Kato Kimbugwe, Nicholas Perdikis, May T. Yeung, William Kerr|
|Categories:||Development economics & emerging economies, Macroeconomics, Economic growth,|
KATO KIMBUGWE Economist with an array of policy, research and teaching experience focusing on the impact of trade barriers on African industry. He has contributed to many successful business start-ups, including the delivery of turnkey projects in various African markets. Kato is currently working as a Private Sector Development Advisor for UK Department for International Development (DFID) helping to deliver private sector development and growth objectives in the British Overseas Territories. NICHOLAS PERDIKIS Director of the School of Management and Business at Aberystwyth University, UK, and a Research Associate at the Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, ...More About Kato Kimbugwe, Nicholas Perdikis, May T. Yeung, William Kerr