Greed remains central to modern ideas about human economic relations, and this has never been more pertinent than in the African context. In this stimulating and provocative book, Murove traces the advent of greed in African economics through colonial capitalism, and considers how its culture of expropriation and exclusion gave rise to the emergence of political capitalism in modern Africa.
In addition, he challenges economic practices employed in the political sphere of both Africa and the West, such as foreign aid, misdirected government policies and rampant corruption.
Refusing to be seduced by the popular rhetoric of African nationalism, Murove promotes critical interrogation of the idea that the problems faced by post-colonial Africa stem from colonialism alone. A work of intellectual honesty, Greed in Post-Colonial Africa makes a brave and vital contribution to the current discourse on greed in African economics, and will generate reflections on Africa’s development for general readers and researchers alike.