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Journal of Economic Literature: Vol. 40 No. 2 (June 2002)

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States and Power in Africa by Jeffrey I. Herbst: A Review Essay

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Robinson, James A. 2002. "States and Power in Africa by Jeffrey I. Herbst: A Review Essay." Journal of Economic Literature, 40(2): 510-519.

DOI: 10.1257/002205102320161357

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Herbst argues that Africa is plagued by "state failure" to provide certain public goods in society, such as law and order, defense, contract enforcement, and infrastructure. Herbst has provided a bold, historically informed theoretical analysis, essential reading for economists interested in comparative institutions and development.

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Robinson, James A. (Department of Political Science and Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley)


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