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Over the second half of the twentieth century, African states have shifted away fromstate-led development strategies and are insteadmoving toward a strategy of regional economic integration. In this book, Landry Signé explores the key drivers of African policy and economic transformation, proposing a preeminent explanation of policy innovations in Africa through the examination of postcolonial strategies for economic development. Scholars and practitioners in fields as varied as development studies, political science and public policy, economics, sociology, and African studies will benefit from Signé’s unprecedented comparative analysis, including detailed cases from the often-understudied francophone Africa. First studying why, how, and when institutional or policy changes occur in Africa, Signé explores the role of international, regional, and national actors in making African economic development strategies from 1960 to today, highlighting the economic transformations of the twenty-first century.

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