The end of the Cold War, the cessation of superpower rivalry, and the demise of apartheid in South Africa have offered Africans another opportunity to engage in effective institutional reform and state reconstruction. This book emphasizes the importance of institutions to economic growth and development and, using public choice theory, provides guidelines that can be used to initiate and implement an effective people-driven institutional reform program on the continent.
About the Author:
JOHN MUKUM MBAKU is Professor of Economics at Weber State University, Utah, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Third World Studies. Dr. Mbaku's research interests include public choice, consitutional political economy, trade integration, intergroup relations, and Africa.