Conceptualizing the Developmental State in Resource-Rich Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper uses the “developmental state” model to conceptualize state participation in African extractive sectors. What form thss can take in resource-rich states has not been extensively studied, since most countries labeled as “developmental states” lacked significant natural resources. Borrowing from the experiences of “successful” African developmental states – notably Botswana and Mauritius – this paper proposes a graduated developmental state model that is driven by state capacity, both fiscally and structurally. This paper is divided as follows: Section 2 provides an overview of the “developmental state” and examines the specific role law has played in its evolution. Section 3 then examines the developmental state in Sub-Saharan Africa, paying particular attention to model countries put forth in the literature. Finally, Section 4 proposes the graduated developmental state model in resource-rich Sub-Saharan Africa by examining important considerations for its adoption and providing tailored recommendations.
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Volume (Year): 8 (2015)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
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