By Peter Lewis

"Growing Apart is a vital and wonderful contribution to the literature at the political financial system of improvement. Indonesia and Nigeria have lengthy provided probably the most usual possibilities for comparative research. Peter Lewis, one in every of America's most sensible students of Nigeria, has produced the definitive remedy in their divergent improvement paths. within the procedure, he tells us a lot theoretically approximately whilst, why, and the way political associations form fiscal growth."

— Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution 


"Growing Apart is a cautious and complex research of the political elements that experience formed the industrial fortunes of Indonesia and Nigeria. either students and policymakers will take advantage of this book's invaluable insights."

— Michael L. Ross, affiliate Professor of Political technology, Chair of foreign improvement reports, UCLA

"Lewis offers a very well-documented comparative case learn of 2 international locations with greatly in universal, and but with remarkably diverse postcolonial histories. His process is a welcome departure from presently stylish makes an attempt to provide an explanation for improvement utilizing huge, multi-country databases full of frequently doubtful measures of assorted points of 'governance.'"

— Ross H. McLeod, Editor, Bulletin of Indonesian fiscal Studies

"This is a hugely readable and critical booklet. Peter Lewis offers us with either a compelling institutionalist research of monetary improvement functionality and a truly insightful comparative account of the political economies of 2 hugely complicated constructing international locations, Nigeria and Indonesia. His well-informed account generates attention-grabbing findings by way of targeting the facility of leaders in either international locations to make credible commitments to the personal quarter and gather pro-growth coalitions. this type of cross-regional political economic system is usually encouraged within the career yet really fairly infrequent since it is so not easy to do good. Lewis's booklet will set the traditional for an extended time."

— Nicolas van de Walle, John S. Knight Professor of overseas experiences, Cornell University


Peter M. Lewis is affiliate Professor and Director of the African reviews software, Johns Hopkins college, university of complicated overseas Studies.

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