GEOG 474- Industrialisation in the Developing World


The focus in this course will be on the process of industrialization in the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America.  A comparison with the industrialization process in the advanced countries will be made.  Special emphasis is on the structure, pattern and processes of industrialization in Africa in general and West Africa and Ghana in particular. The outline includes industrialization in the advanced countries, a brief historical perspective, patterns/processes of industrialization in developing countries: general treatment of opportunities and constraints,  models and strategies of industrialization in developing countries, industrialization in tropical Africa, general characteristic: a detailed treatment of case studies of three countries outside West Africa, industrialization in West Africa: a study of two countries, and industrialization in Ghana.