The Contemporary Perspectives on Developing Societies series was founded to serve as an outlet for policy relevant research. Books published in this series provide rigorous analyses of issues relevant to the peoples of the Third World and their efforts to improve their participation in the global economy.
By Paul J. Magnarella
May 16, 2017
This collection contains articles by highly regarded scholars assessing governance, democratisation and human rights in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. It also assesses the role that Islam plays in these areas. In the spirit of the 50th anniversary year of the United Nations ...
By Kelechi A. Kalu
June 15, 2004
Agenda Setting and Public Policy in Africa examines how decision makers have managed and mismanaged public policy issues in sub-Saharan Africa. It analyses the neglected issue of how ideas about public policy are generated, by whom and for what purpose. Persistent problems such as political ...
By Okon Akiba
August 28, 2004
The issues addressed in this rewarding book provide new insight into the way we conceive, reflect and study the problems of political transformation and constitution-making in Africa. The study provides a refreshingly in-depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of constitutional provisions ...
By Assefaw Bariagaber
August 28, 2006
One of the most serious threats to peace, security and the sovereignty of nations in the post-Cold War era is population migration. A particularly volatile form of this threat is the global refugee problem and nowhere is this issue more severe than in Africa. This book offers a comprehensive ...