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Democratization Issues, Politics of Economic Reform, Aid Effectiveness, Africa


Nicolas van de Walle is a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development and the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government at Cornell University. His primary field is comparative politics. His teaching and research focuses on the political economy of development, with a special focus on Africa; on democratization, and on the politics of economic reform.

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February 6, 2006