This article examines the New Partnership for Africa's Development initiative launched in 2001. The article discusses the political and economic conjuncture that resulted in the adoption of this initiative. In the main, the analysis demonstrates the ways in which the initiative dovetails well with the global neo-liberal project and, consequently, contests the claims by African ruling elites and their counter-parts in the global North that it represents a transformative framework for economic and political change for national social formations in Africa.
"Globalization and Politics of Transformation in Africa: NEPAD and Pitfalls of Transnational Elite Developmental Projects."
Societies Without Borders
Available at: http://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/swb/vol2/iss2/3