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Routledge Studies on the Political Economy of Africa


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The Political Economy of Government Subsidised Housing in South Africa

The Political Economy of Government Subsidised Housing in South Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Andrew Okem, Sithembiso Lindelihle Myeni
September 02, 2019

This book unpacks the political economy of government subsidised housing programmes in South Africa. Exploring government policy towards subsidised housing in South Africa, this edited collection analyses various programmes, their shortcomings and potential options to address these weaknesses in...

The Politics of Economic Reform in Ghana

The Politics of Economic Reform in Ghana

1st Edition

Richard Aidoo
May 21, 2019

This book explores the significant economic transformation of Ghana over the three decades since the end of the Cold War, focusing on the role of political-economic change and reform. The Politics of Economic Reform in Ghana presents a range of perspectives from scholars drawn from both academia...

The Political Economy of Land and Agrarian Development in Ethiopia: The Arssi Region since 1941

The Political Economy of Land and Agrarian Development in Ethiopia: The Arssi Region since 1941

1st Edition

Ketebo Abdiyo Ensene
September 19, 2018

Located in central Ethiopia, the Arssi region is one of the most productive in Ethiopia yet it has so far been neglected by scholars. This book scrutinizes the rural development of Arssi by focusing on the Swedish supported experimental venture known as the Chilalo Agricultural Development Unit (...

The Political Economy of Livelihoods in Contemporary Zimbabwe

The Political Economy of Livelihoods in Contemporary Zimbabwe

1st Edition

Kirk Helliker, Manase Kudzai Chiweshe, Sandra Bhatasara
January 25, 2018

Since the introduction of the fast track land reform programme in 2000, Zimbabwe has undergone major economic and political shifts and these have had a profound impact on both urban and rural livelihoods. This book provides rich empirical studies that examine a range of multi-faceted and contested...

The Political Economy of Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Political Economy of Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

1st Edition

Lucky E. Asuelime, Andrew Emmanuel Okem
October 03, 2017

A deepening ecological crisis is rearing its head in sub-Saharan Africa, as it faces a myriad of challenges in regards to the development of its energy sector. The ‘dirty now and clean up later’ approach to the environment has a strong appeal, particularly because it is often thought of as the last...

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