'In this powerfully insightful book Graham Harrison demolishes the conventional wisdom to show how rather than globalisation bypassing Africa it is largely responsible for its current condition ...Vital reading for those wishing to understand the nature and evolution of neoliberal globalisation in Africa.' - Padraig Carmody, Trinity College Dublin
brings to bear considerable expertise and knowledge of international political economy (particularly as it affects Africa) together with admirable analytical acuity to analyse neoliberal development as an ambitious experiment in social engineering.
examines how Western policy-makers associated with the 'new right' reshaped the architecture of global governance so that it moved away from embedded liberalism to a reliance on neoliberalism.
Graham Harrison teaches Politics at the University of Sheffield.
has written on democratisation, corruption, governance and the World Bank
with a particular interest in Africa and especially eastern Africa.
He is an editor of New Political Economy and is Coordinating Editor of Review of African Political Economy.