About the author: Dr. Chife received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He is currently Assistant Professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics at Texas Southern University, Houston.1997 0-7734-8683-6
This work articulates the dominant view of the post-independence generation of Africa, an attempt to place empirical facts before rigid dogma. It examines the real questions of development that faced Africa and how they were managed from a socio-political and economic perspective. It provides a new conceptual perspective and methodological approach, because the writer does not believe that the production relations of the developed economies should be applied to states with largely underutilized factors and an undercapitalized private sector.