Asian Studies in Africa

Asian Tigers, African Lions

Author(s)/Editor(s): 
Bernard Berendsen, Ton Dietz, Henk Schulte Nordholt, Roel van der Veen
Publisher: 
Brill
Published: 
2013
ISBN: 
9789004256538
Price(s): 
€ 59,00
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'Asian Tigers, African Lions'is an anthology of contributions by scholars and (former) diplomats related to the ‘Tracking Development’ research project, funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and coordinated by the African Studies Centre and KITLV, both in Leiden, in collaboration with scholars based in Africa and Asia. The project compared the performance of growth and development of four pairs of countries in Southeast Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa during the last sixty years. It tried to answer the question how two regions with comparable levels of income per capita in the 1950s could diverge so rapidly. Why are there so many Asian tigers and not yet so many African lions? What could Africa learn from Southeast Asian development trajectories?

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