“This is an academic study, a really important one trying to understand the puzzle of why states in Africa have been relatively weak compared to other regions of the world. And by ‘weak’ he means that the people who are in the central offices of government aren’t able to get people to do as they want, or to control how life functions, particularly outside of the core cities. That phenomenon is, again, not completely universal or consistent across all of Africa. But, it’s a fundamental reason why levels of human development and economic growth have not been as strong in Africa as in some other regions, and why many African countries lag.” Read more...
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