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2nd Edition

Diversity and Development

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ISBN 9780367137410
April 21, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
400 Pages 104 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Africa: Diversity and Development introduces and de-mystifies Africa’s diversity and dynamism, and considers how its peoples and environments have interacted through time and space.

The book examines the background and diversity of Africa’s social, cultural, economic, political and environmental systems, as well as key development issues which have affected Africa in the past and are likely to be significant in shaping the future of the continent. These include: the impact of HIV/AIDS; sources of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction; the state and governance; the nature of African economies in a global context and future development trajectories. The new edition features new chapters on governing Africa and Climate Change and increased coverage of culture and ethnicity. It is richly illustrated throughout with diagrams and plates and contains a wealth of detailed up-to-date case studies and current data.

This textbook is a refreshing interdisciplinary text which enhances understanding of the background to Africa’s current position and clarifies possible future scenarios. It will be a valuable resource for students taking modules on Africa, African Development and Geography of Africa, and will also prove useful to students in the wider fields of Geography, Development Studies, Global Studies, Environment and Society and African Politics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Africa’s Place  Chapter 2 Developing Africa  Chapter 3 History and Governance  Chapter 4 Conflict and Post-Conflict  Chapter 5 Africa’s People  Chapter 6 Health and Development  Chapter 7 Environment  Chapter 8 Rural Africa  Chapter 9 Urban Africa  Chapter 10 Africa’s Economies  Chapter 11 Conclusion

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Tony Binns was Ron Lister Professor of Geography (2004-2021) at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Etienne Nel is Professor and Head of the School of Geography at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Alan Dixon is Principal Lecturer in Geography at the University of Worcester, UK.

Kenneth Lynch is Professor of Development and Community and Convener of the ‘Place, Environment and Community Research Priority Area’ at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.