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