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Doing business in Cameroon, an anatomy of economic governance, José María Muñoz, University of Edinburgh.

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Doing business in Cameroon, an anatomy of economic governance, José María Muñoz, University of Edinburgh.
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Doing business in Cameroon
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
José María Muñoz, University of Edinburgh.
Series statement
The international African library
Sub title
an anatomy of economic governance
Summary
From the mid-1980s to the early 2000s, images of crisis and reform dominated talk of Cameroon's economy. Doing Business in Cameroon examines the aftermath of that period of turbulence and unpredictability in the northern city of Ngaoundéré. Taking the everyday encounters between business actors and state bureaucrats as its point of departure, the book vividly illustrates the backstage and interconnected dynamics of four different sectors (cattle trade, trucking, public contracting, and NGO work). Drawing on his training in law and social anthropology, the author is able to clarify intricate policy dynamics and abstruse legal developments for readers. A widespread picture emerges of actors grappling with the long-term implications of selective or suspended enforcement of legal rules. The book deftly illuminates a set of shifting configurations in which economic outcomes like monetary gains or the circulation of goods are achieved by foregoing the possibility of relying on or complying with the law.
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