The Trouble with Africa

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Februar 2007



Shows that Africa has steadily lost markets by its own mismanagement; that corrupt, dictatorial regimes have hobbled agriculture, enterprise and foreign investment; that African family values and fatalism are more destructive than tribalism; and, that African leaders prey intentionally on Western guilt.


Robert Calderisi studied at the Universities of Montreal, Oxford, Sussex and London. He has had a thirty-year career in international development, principally at the World Bank, where between 1997 and 2000 he was the Bank's international spokesperson on Africa.


"'A timely, intriguing and provocative book. The author's love of the continent shines through every line, yet his bold suggestions will raise eyebrows and provoke debate.' Baroness Lynda Chalker, former UK Secretary of State for Overseas Development 'boisterous, entertaining and highly accessible. Calderisi challenges the shibboleths of the aid industry with courage, compassion and humour. A timely and bracing read.' Michela Wrong, Author of In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz 'a blast of fresh air over a continent that has for decades been suffocating under a blanket of well-meant concern, ineffectual at best, and harmful at worst' Michael Holman, former Africa editor, Financial Times"
EAN: 9780300125122
ISBN: 0300125127
Untertitel: Why Foreign Aid Isn't Working. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Yale University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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