Africa’s Industrialization Debate: A Critical Analysis

  title={Africa’s Industrialization Debate: A Critical Analysis},
  author={Mumo Nzau},
  journal={Journal of Language, Technology \& Entrepreneurship in Africa},
  • M. Nzau
  • Published 25 February 2010
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa
In the article, the author examines the debates that have permeated Africa's quest to catch-up with the more developed countries of the North. It is noteworthy that since independence, Africa's industrialization process seemed to be a state-centric affair. In other words, the state has been the central player in Africa's industrialization process. At independence, of course, many factors favored or called for state dominance as well as state-driven industrialization process. Yet a bad political… 
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