Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا

African Real Economies

African Real Economies. Edited by Georges Kobou. Dakar, CODESRIA, 2003, 332 p., ISBN: 2-86978-126-1

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This book, rich in empirical studies of Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal and the Indian Ocean region, challenges economic models narrowly informed by statistical indicators, dichotomies and dualisms, which have tended to caricature and misrepresent the real economies of Africa. It highlights the urgency of developing new perspectives on African economies that privilege their lack of orthodoxy as a unit of analysis on its own right.