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Herbst, Jeffrey Ira

Works: 95 works in 231 publications in 2 languages and 4,359 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JQ1875, 303.3096
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jeffrey Ira Herbst
States and power in Africa : comparative lessons in authority and control by Jeffrey Ira Herbst( )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviewed by James A. Robinson in 'Journal of Economic Literature'. Vol. 40, 2, 2002. pp. 510-519
The politics of reform in Ghana, 1982-1991 by Jeffrey Ira Herbst( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic reform was the most pressing question for African and other Third World countries during the 1980s, and it will continue to dominate their public policy agendas during the coming decade. In this first full-length examination of the political economy of adjustment in Ghana, Jeffrey Herbst describes the causes of Ghana's dramatic economic decline and reviews the politics of reform that began in 1983. Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt a comprehensive reform program and the one that has sustained adjustment longest. As Africa confronts the possibility of total economic collapse by the turn of the century, the Ghanaian experience will have profound ramifications across the continent in the debates regarding stabilization and structural change. Herbst devotes special attention to the interaction between the type of government and the politics of adjustment, the reaction of interest groups such as urban labor and the peasantry, and the relationship between economic and political change. His extended field research and sophisticated knowledge of the issues involved, both from the economic and political science literature, make this an extremely useful study. It will be important not only to Africanists, political scientists, economists, and sociologists, but also to government and financial leaders wrestling with economic reform in the Third World.--Publisher description
Learning from Somalia : the lessons of armed humanitarian intervention by Walter S Clarke( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S.-led intervention in Somalia that began in December 1992 is the most significant instance to date of "peacemaking" by the international community. The heady promise of Operation Restore Hope and the subsequent disappointments have had a resounding impact on the policies of Western governments and the UN as they have tried to cope with humanitarian emergencies in Rwanda, Bosnia, and elsewhere. However, it is questionable how correct the lessons so quickly derived from the Somalia experience actually were. At the same time, many important organizational and operational innovations during the Somalia exercise have not received sufficient attention. Learning from Somalia is therefore critical if the international community is to respond better to tragedies that threaten millions of human lives. Contributors to this book, many of whom are policymakers who were either in Mogadishu or Washington during the relief missions, examine the intervention in Somalia and draw lessons for future peacekeeping operations. They analyze many aspects of peacemaking that are not well understood, including efforts to rebuild the police force, the dynamics of the economy, the relationship between the military and nongovernmental organizations, and the performance of European armies. The book also discusses international politics surrounding the crisis, especially the relationship between the United States and the UN and the legal justifications for intervention. The concluding chapters discuss the prospects for intervention efforts in light of the Somalia experience
U.S. economic policy toward Africa by Jeffrey Ira Herbst( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A summary of American aid policy toward Africa since the Kennedy administration, a comparison of U.S. policies and those of multilateral organizations, and a proposal for the best way to help Africans address their continent's economic plight
The future of Africa : a new order in sight? by Jeffrey Ira Herbst( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The African development and security record -- Western responses to Africa's crisis -- Paradox and parallax : the special case of South Africa? -- NEPAD and the AU : towards a new order? -- Tasks for the future
Big African states by Christopher S Clapham( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

7 large countries are studied here. Angola, Sudan, Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa. The reason for doing so is as a response to another idea. That much of Africa's troubles are exacerbated by the many small countries within Africa. So, as the idea goes, a small nation is more suspectible to failed policies. While a large country, especially those considered by the text, has more chances and resources to get things right
Making Africa work : a handbook for economic success by Greg Mills( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the next generation, Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big, inter-related challenges. Its population will double to 2 billion by 2045. By then, more than half of Africans will be living in cities. And this group of mostly young people will be connected with each other and the world through mobile devices. Properly planned for and harnessed, this situation is a tremendously positive force for change. But without economic growth and jobs, it could prove a political and social catastrophe. With these population increases, old systems of patronage and of muddling through will no longer work. Instead, if leaders want to remain in power, they will have to find a more dynamic means of promoting growth. A first-hand account of a rapidly changing region, Making Africa Work is a handbook for ensuring growth beyond commodities and creating jobs across the continent. --
On the fault line : managing tensions and divisions within societies by Terence McNamee( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Societies in all countries are split by major divisions - or 'faultlines'- caused by differences in race, religion, ethnicity, wealth, class or power. Like geological faultlines, some are plainly evident, whereas others are more concealed and can erupt with little warning. Violence along faultlines within states, from Sudan to Iraq to the Congo, is the spark of much contemporary conflict. It has cost millions of lives in the past twenty years alone. In extreme cases, this violence threatens to tear states apart. Yet some countries such as Canada, South Africa and Northern Ireland, have largely succeeded in managing their faultlines. On the Faultline is based on a unique year-long project by some of the world's leading experts to examine the nature of conflict around these divisions. In a world facing acute environmental, migration and resource challenges that can only exacerbate differences, it is an essential guide to understanding a phenomenon that all countries must grapple with in the 21st century."--Publisher's wesbite
How South Africa works : and must do better by Jeffrey Ira Herbst( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overwhelming challenge that South Africa faces, and has to date failed to address, is unemployment, which falls especially on African youths who were promised a better future after 1994. If the unemployment challenge is not addressed, it will be impossible to sustainably lift many millions of people out of poverty. How South Africa Works reviews the country's major economic achievements over the past two decades. Through numerous interviews with politicians, business leaders and analysts, it examines the challenges and opportunities across key productive sectors - including agriculture, manufacturing, services and mining - illustrative of the policy challenges that leaders face. It scrutinises the social grant and education systems to understand if South Africa has established mechanisms for people not only to escape destitution but be ready to be employed, and identifies steps that some of South Africa's most notable entrepreneurs have taken to build world-class enterprises. Recognising the essential challenge to cultivate more employers to employ people, How South Africa Works concludes by offering an agenda and active steps for greater competitiveness for government, business and labour -- page 4 of cover
Securing peace in Africa : an analysis of peacekeeping & peace enforcement potential by Jeffrey Ira Herbst( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa's third liberation : the new search for prosperity and jobs by Jeffrey Ira Herbst( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa has experienced two liberations: the first from colonial and racist regimes, and the second from the autocrats who often followed foreign rule. African countries now have the potential to undertake a third liberation--from political economies characterised by graft, crony capitalism, rent-seeking, elitism and social inequality. This third liberation will open up the economic space in which business can compete--a necessary condition for expanding employment. During the 2000s, the continent had its best growth decade on record since independence. High commodity prices offer a launch pad for sustained growth and employment creation. Now is the moment for African countries to act. This book asks how the political leaders of Africa, as well as interest groups can promote economic growth in their countries. Drawing on studies of countries outside Africa, Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills identify the factors separating the performers form the laggards worldwide. Aside from the need to create an enabling environment for business through good governance, provision of infrastructure, and improvements in education, most critical is the need for a laser-like development focus by governments
South Africa's changing regional strategy : beyond destabilization by Michael Clough( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somalia and the future of humanitarian intervention by Walter S Clarke( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of revenue sharing in resource-dependent states by Jeffrey Ira Herbst( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalisation and economic success : policy lessons for developing countries( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a rapidly globalising world, and with Africa growing at approximately five per cent a year, what lessons can be learned to enable Africa to take advantage of the opportunities offered by international trade and access to international markets? How will the continent seize the moment so that recent economic gains give way to even higher rates in the future? This conference report discusses globalization and economic development in Africa and other developing countries. It identifies best practices for emerging economies engaging with globalization and examines the nexus between politics and economics in identifying and codifying lessons from high growth. The report pinpoints the relevant macro- and microeconomic steps necessary for higher rates of economic growth in countries that have undergone significant political change and have dealt with acute sociopolitical challenges
Los Estados fallidos o fracasados : un debate inconcluso y sospechoso by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy formulation and implementation in Zimbabwe : understanding state autonomy and the locus of decision-making by Jeffrey Ira Herbst( )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zimbabwe : in search of a revolution by Jeffrey Ira Herbst( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic reform in Africa : the lessons of Ghana by Jeffrey Ira Herbst( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa and the challenge of globalization by Jeffrey Ira Herbst( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper provides an overview of Africa's economic performance. Although the continent appeared headed for economic success in the early days of independence, based particularly on natural resource endowments, Africa's economic growth has stagnated while the rest of the world has experienced continuous, often spectacular, growth. The countries in Africa that have had the worst performance are those that contain the majority of the population. These states, in particular, suffer most from a crisis of governance and lack the policy and legal frameworks to grow quickly. The states in Africa can be divided into six categories and each grouping faces a different set of challenges from globalization: 1) high performers ready to globalize; 2)countries on an upward trajectory; 3) large, poorly performing countries; 4) poorly performing countries; 5) countries in collapse; and 6) oil producing countries. Only the states in the first two groupings are currently able to participate in the globalized economy.-p.ii
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States and power in Africa : comparative lessons in authority and control
The politics of reform in Ghana, 1982-1991Learning from Somalia : the lessons of armed humanitarian interventionThe future of Africa : a new order in sight?Big African statesSecuring peace in Africa : an analysis of peacekeeping & peace enforcement potential
Alternative Names
Herbst, Jeffrey.

Herbst, Jeffrey 1961-

Herbst, Jeffrey I. 1961-

Herbst, Jeffrey L.

Herbst, Jeffrey L. 1961-

Ira Herbst, Jeffrey

Ira Herbst, Jeffrey 1961-

Jeffrey Herbst American academic administrator

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