Africa"s turn? by Edward Miguel

Cover of: Africa

Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, MA .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Political stability -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- 21st century.,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government -- 21st century.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementEdward Miguel ; foreword by William Easterly.
SeriesBoston review book
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHC800 .M52 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22965300M
ISBN 109780262012898
LC Control Number2008051249

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