This book is being used by Professor Leander Schneider for POLI-487B (Fall 2015).
Following independence, most countries in Africa sought to develop, but their governments pursued policies that actually undermined their rural economies. Examining the origins of Africas growth tragedy, Markets and States in Tropical Africa has for decades shaped the thinking of practitioners and scholars alike. Robert H. Batess analysis now faces a challenge, however: the revival of economic growth on the continent. In this edition, Bates provides a new preface and chapter that address the seeds of Africas recovery and discuss the significance of the continents success for the arguments of this classic work.