Development Centre Studies

OECD Development Centre

1990-0295 (online)
1563-4302 (print)
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This series of monographs from the OECD Development Centre covers development issues generally and in some cases issues in specific countries. It  includes Angus Maddison’s books containing long-term historical estimates of GDP for various areas of the world.

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Conflict and Growth in Africa

Conflict and Growth in Africa

Southern Africa Volume 3 You do not have access to this content

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Andrew Goudie, Bilin Neyapti
14 Dec 1999
9789264180154 (PDF) ;9789264171640(print)

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This book is about conflict. In that, it is certainly not alone, but it approaches the problem in five Southern African countries from the standpoint of economic analysis. While the authors have not ignored social, ethnic and historical factors which led to conflict, they have identified economic realities which exacerbate underlying friction. These realities include disparities in rural-urban income levels and in health, education and employment, and a system of clientilism which benefits a small group of civil servants to the detriment of the rest of the population. Having identified aggravating economic factors in conflict, the authors proceed to an appreciation of its economic cost, then propose economic policy changes which would tend towards reducing the potential for conflict.

One of a series of three volumes, this book concentrates on Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. An Approach to the Analysis of Conflict
Chapter 2. Post-Independence Instability in Mozambique
Chapter 3. Political Instability in Post-Independence Zimbabwe
Chapter 4. Political Instability in Zambia 1964-1996
Chapter 5. Determinants of Political Stability in Botswana 1966-1996
Chapter 6. Determinants of Political Stability in Malawi 1964-1996
Chapter 7. Concluding Remarks

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