political economy of economic decline and reform in Africa the role of the state, markets, and civil institutions by David E. Sahn

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Published by Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program in Ithaca, N.Y .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Africa,
  • Africa.

Subjects:

  • Agriculture and state -- Africa,
  • Africa -- Economic policy

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StatementDavid E. Sahn, Alexander Sarris.
SeriesWorking paper ;, 25, Working paper (Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program) ;, 25.
ContributionsSarris, Alexander.
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LC ClassificationsTX359 .W667 no. 25
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 34 p. ;
Number of Pages34
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Open LibraryOL1196522M
ISBN 101564011259
LC Control Number94188920
OCLC/WorldCa28284862

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