Contending issues in African development : advances, challenges, and the future /

Annotation Taking a forward-looking approach, this book critically examines the issues and dynamics central to Africa's problematic development and situates these issues within the contents unique cultural, political, economic, and social milieu. Moving away from a simple litany of problems bed...

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Other Authors: Iheduru, Obioma M.
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, ©2001.
Series:Contributions in economics and economic history ; no. 219.
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Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Introduction
  • 1. Conflicts and Convergence in African Development Thinking
  • Part II. Bring Back the State: from Instability to Consolidation
  • 2. The Political Economy of State Reconstitution in Africa
  • Notes
  • 3. The Mass Media and Political Stability in Africa: a Utilitarian Theory Approach
  • 4. Africa between the Meiji Restoration and the Legacy of Atatürk: Comparative Dilemmas of Modernization
  • Part III. Building Social Capacity: Civil Society, Democratization, and Human Rights
  • 5. Civil Society and Democratic Development in Eastern and Southern Africa
  • 6. The State and Human Rights in Africa
  • Notes
  • 7. Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Problems, Advances, and Prospects
  • 8. Prolegomena to an African-Western Ethics and Theory of Rights
  • Part IV. Political Economy and the Management of Change
  • 9. Toward Democracy and Security in Africa: What Prospects Exist for the Sustainable Development of Civil Societies?
  • 10. Nigeria: The Dynamics of Agricultural Policy in a Restructuring Economy
  • 11. Women and Sustainable Development in Africa
  • Part V. Regional Integration and Sustainable Development
  • 12. Evaluation of the State of Integration in Africa: How to Strengthen the African Economic Community
  • 13. West African Regionalism Revisited: Cooperative Management of the Senegal and Gambia Water Resources
  • 14. The Politics of Regional Integration and Development in Africa: Issues, Limitations, and Prospects
  • Bibliography
  • Part VI. Conclusion
  • 15. Redefining the African State: Political Capacity in the Post-Reform Era
  • Index
  • About the Contributors

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