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Trapped by the Past? Institutional Legacies and African Development


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Speaker(s): Professor Gareth Austin, Professor Joseph Inikori, Professor James Robinson
Chair: Professor Janet E Hunter

Recorded on 25 January 2011 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

The relative poverty of Sub-Saharan Africa today is often attributed to the malevolent legacies of its past. This forum draws together three leading contributors to the ongoing debate about institutional legacies which still affect African development. Gareth Austin is professor of international history at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Joseph Inikori is professor of history at the University of Rochester. James Robinson is the David Florence Professor of Government at Harvard University.

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