TINA, AIDS, and the underdevelopment problem in Africa

Vol. 28 No. 2 (2008)

Apr-Jun / 2008
Published April 1, 2008

How to Cite

Olutayo, Akinpelu Olanrewaju, Molatokunbo Abiola Oluwaseun Olutayo, and Ayokunle Olumuyiwa Omobowale. 2008. “TINA, AIDS, and the Underdevelopment Problem in Africa”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 28 (2):239-48. https://centrodeeconomiapolitica.org.br/repojs/index.php/journal/article/view/526.

TINA, AIDS, and the underdevelopment problem in Africa

Akinpelu Olanrewaju Olutayo
Department of Sociology, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Molatokunbo Abiola Oluwaseun Olutayo
Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria
Ayokunle Olumuyiwa Omobowale
Department of Sociology, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 28 No. 2 (2008), Apr-Jun / 2008, Pages 239- 248


The assumption that ‘There Is No Alternative’ (TINA) to capitalism as practiced in the United States of America and Western Europe has been the bane of aids effectiveness in assisting to solve the underdevelopment problem in Africa. This paper attempts to show that except there is a fundamental reorientation in the conceptualization of capitalism-free market and democracy-the underdevelopment problem would only be further complicated with aids.

JEL Classification: F02.

Keywords: ‘TINA Dependency Underdevelopment Aids Africa