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African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors, 2nd Edition

2011 by Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

Todd Moss reflects on the recent development successes experienced in Africa as well as the growing divergence between countries that are engaging with the global economy and those that remain more insular. The fully updated second edition delivers entirely new sections on topics such as Africom, Chinese investment, sovereign wealth funds, the rebound of the African Development Bank, nontraditional donors, Millennium Villages, and the impact of the recent financial crisis.

"This compulsively readable and accessible book is a masterpiece of clear thinking, comprehensiveness, balance, insight, and humor. It will meet the needs of all those who want to know more about Africa's mixture of disappointment and promise." - William Easterly, New York University and the Center for Global Development

"This new book fills a large and long-standing gap in the study of African development. It is also well written, and in a language that evokes powerful images and brings the material to life...Moss skillfully discusses all of the major topics and debates in the field." - Gina Lambright, George Washington University

"An excellent and much-needed volume that brilliantly manages to make complex issues clear... Balanced and honest, it will help students distinguish between the hype, the myths, and the realities of many topics of concern to Africans and Africanists." - Pierre Englebert, Pomona College

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