"I would like to thank you Keith for initiating this seminar and for constantly bringing us back to the central questions. I would like also to thank the contributors for stimulating questions and eye opening remarks. Thank you John, Huon, Albert,…"
"Thank you John for such a rich layout of the political economy of Japan. I have actually learned a lot of Japanese history in your posting. Investment in education and technology in older than i thought in Japan.
My major point is the…"
"Thank you John for posting Freeland's piece. I have heard it before, this sort of optimism from the growth gurus. My opinion is that yes, African will eventually develop economically, but this development would be integral, sustainable and…"
"Very good questions Albert. Yes, I spent two years of field work in Butembo and I travel around including from Goma to Butembo and I was attached by a group of armed men working for Serufuli at Kiwanza. I was saved only because the attackers…"
"Thank you John for your interesting input in this discussion. The example of Taiwan is interesting in the sense that it could be comparable to a settle colony like South Africa where the colonizers invested and built the country because they were no…"
"I agree with you John about the question of uneven development in post-colonila countries. I am always amazed to see the difference between Malasia and Indonesia. I have few friends who worked on both countries and attribute the difference…"
"Very good question Isabel. I think that in a setting with more than 60% christians theology should be part of the frameworks to conceptualize power. However, the actions of the Bishop of Butembo is a bit at the margin compared to the…"
"Thank you Keith for this important posting. Yes, my paper is is making a theoretical argument that you accurately explained in your question. In the Nande example I am suggesting that the centrifugal movement inherent to this group…"
"Thanks again Huon for your questions. Yes, indeed i can fil up the historical gap you are talking about. I have a book coming out soon with CODESRIA in which i have all the answers to your questions.
Agriculturalists, Nande were successful to such…"
"Thank you Huan. I agree with you on the idea of cosmopolitanism, but here it is constructed aroung the native community. In fact Nande have deconstructed the notion of ethnicity. Many traders have Arabs or Indians as managers of their business in…"
"Thank you Keith for these questions. I learned a lot about about the semantic of the word city in your question. I was giving a talk on this subject at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholar in DC and the first person to ask a…"
"Without being essentialist, i think that some elements of African family structures could be detrimental to capitalist mode of accumulation. You could find the same theory of strong or weak embeddeness in Granovetter's work. The community is…"
"Yes, you are right Huon to see a kind of economic liberalism in this part of Congo. But, the difference with Ayek is that the community here is very important because these businessmen can exist only because they are able to strick a balance between…"
"Thank you Huon for your question. The most important person in Butembo is the Catholic bishop. He has the final decision on all issues regarderding Butembo. The mayor who was there when i was ding my filed work was his appointee. Traders respect him…"