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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1980)

Document title

Africa's land-locked countries: a study of dependency relations

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

REITSMA H. J. A. ;

Abstract

Land-locked countries are over-represented among the group of least developed countries in Africa. Compared to Africa's coastal states, they are faced with three serious handicaps: absence of seaports, long trade routes to the coast, and dependence on coastal states for transit. Relative location can contribute significantly to the vulnerability and weak bargaining position of African land-locked countries, and these factors, help explain their relative backwardness. Because Third World land-locked countries generally occupy à lower position in the global dominance structure than do Third World coastal states, it seems advisable that geographers incorporate the distinction between land-locked and coastal states in their center-periphery models.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1980, vol. 71, no3 [pp. 130-141]

Bibliographic references : 48réf.

Language

Anglais

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