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Published: 01 March 2016

288 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9781849044769

Bookseller Code (06)

The Petro-Developmental State in Africa

Making Oil Work in Angola, Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea

Jesse Ovadia

A Hurst Publication

  • Focuses on two of the most important countries in Africa - including the most populous country (Nigeria) and the fastest growing country (Angola). It is also about those countries' places in the global political economy and their relationships with the US, China, Europe, and international capital
  • Addresses the new reality of African political economy in which the continent is understood as a place of economic potential, not of misery and suffering
  • Explores and blends together topical issues, such as the politics of oil in Africa/scramble for African resources, African development, state-led development, the resource curse, and China in Africa