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Palgrave Studies in Economic History

An Economic History of Development in sub-Saharan Africa

Economic Transformations and Political Changes

Authors: Hillbom, Ellen, Green, Erik

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  • Looks at the role of the state and how it has shaped the economic and social history of sub-Saharan Africa from 1000AD to the present
  • Addresses contemporary challenges to the region including population increase, HIV crisis, aid dependency, international trade agreements, Chinese interests
  • Suitable for students in economic history, development studies, political science, globalisation and African studies
  • Offers important insights for policy makers and development practitioners
  • Provides a guide to the academic field of African economic history
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About this Textbook

‘This is a desperately needed book. It not only surveys the field of African economic history at the level of undergraduate students, but provides several fresh perspectives, drawing on insights from the latest research on the evolution of African societies and their economic prosperity. This valuable source of teaching material will be the premier text on African economic history for at least the next decade.’
—Johan Fourie, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

This upper level textbook offers a historical understanding of sub-Saharan Africa. By looking at the economic history of the African region from before the arrival of European territorial control all the way through to Africa’s integration in the current era of globalisation, readers can understand the development paths for African countries today. Organisation of production, social structures, trade, and governance are key factors in the discussion about African success stories and failures.

Suitable reading for upper level undergraduates, MSc and postgraduate students, in addition to policy makers and development practitioners looking for a comprehensive overview of Africa from an economic and social perspective. Hillbom and Green also provide a starting point for the study of African economic history for those who would like to continue their own research in this area.



About the authors

Ellen Hillbom is Associate Professor in the Department of Economic History, Lund University, Sweden. 

Erik Green is Associate Professor in the Department of Economic History, Lund University, Sweden.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14008-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14007-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Economic History of Development in sub-Saharan Africa
Book Subtitle
Economic Transformations and Political Changes
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14008-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14008-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-14007-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 286
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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