Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

The Informal Sector in Africa: Obligated to the Patron

Posted in African Politics, Global Africa by ruben eberlein on December 28, 2013

My text about the informal sector, or better the “real economy”, in Africa was published by the weekly Jungle World a week ago. I explain the sheer dominance of the informal with reference to Jean François Bayart’s paradigm of extraversion. You can read the text as html or download a pdf of the page here.