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The Failure and Feasibility of Capitalism in Africa

Authors: Omeje, Kenneth

  • Offers a comparative multi-regional perspective on Africa’s economic development policies and practices since independence
  • Adopts a policy-relevant approach in evaluating Africa’s development, past and present
  • Provides evidence-based policy interventions for Africa's sustainable transformation and development
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About this book

This book argues that capitalism has practically failed to deliver the long-desired economic transformation and inclusive development in postcolonial Africa. The principal factor that accounts for this failure is the prolific non-productive forms of capitalism that tend to be dominant in the African continent and their governance dimensions. The research explores how and why capitalism has failed in the African context and the feasibility of turning it around. The book meets the demands of diverse audiences in the fields of International Political Economy, Development Economics, Political Science, and African Studies.  The author adopts an unconventional narrativist approach that makes the book amenable to general readership.

About the authors

Kenneth Omeje is Director of Manifold Crown Consulting Services based in Bradford, UK, and Visiting Professor at the Institute of Peace and Security Studies in Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He is also an Extraordinary Professor of Development Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Reviews

“Kenneth Omeje has produced a magisterial work on Africa’s development. This book, with its unique blend of sophisticated theories of development and practice, has focused our attention with much detailed insights into some of the major problems of economic and political transformation facing the African continent. It is compulsory reading for anyone interested in economic and social transformation in Africa.”

Alfred B. Zack-Williams, Professor Emeritus in Sociology, University of Central Lancashire, UK

The Failure and Feasibility of Capitalism in Africa offers a wide ranging and comprehensive tour d’horizon of the continent’s historical development. Deeply critical of the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative, Kenneth Omeje provides a compelling account of the forms, trajectories and failures of capitalist development while offering up a clear-eyed assessment of the prospects of turning around Africa’s current predicaments. An urgent and provocative contribution.”

Michael Watts, Class of 63 Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, USA

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Failure and Feasibility of Capitalism in Africa
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-75170-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-75170-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-75169-2
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 284
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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