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Darfur's Political Economy

A Quest for Development, 1st Edition

Edited by Hamid Eltgani Ali


266 pages | 54 B/W Illus.

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Darfur is a vast region endowed with limited and unexplored natural resources, poor infrastructure, and lack of major development projects, and identifying its economic and human development needs brings us closer to finding ways to alleviate its human suffering and environmental stress. This book presents a broad spectrum of analytical perspectives from prominent academics, professionals, and practitioners from Darfur itself, adhering to the principles of scientific inquiry with intellectual rigor and objectivity in order to form a collective thesis on the political economy of Darfur.

The first section in this title presents Darfur as a political entity, including its systems of land tenure and administration. The second section describes the water resources, agricultural production, and environmental conditions of the region. The third discusses the cost of the war, health issues, and women’s issues, and the fourth discusses energy and transportation infrastructure.

While there are many existing books that discuss the current humanitarian and political crisis in Darfur, this is one of the first to explore the causes behind the crisis. This title is a valuable resource for academics, students, researchers and policy-makers with an interest in the region and in the wider fields of political economy and conflict studies.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction Dr. Hamid E. Ali Part 1: Political Entity, Land Tenure, and Administrative System 2: Historical Perspective on Darfur’s Geopolitical Status in the Context of Modern Sudan Dr. Ali Dinar, University of Pennsylvania 3: Darfur Land Tenure Issues: Features, Problems, and Prospects for Sustainable Peace Dr. Musa Adam Abdul-Jalil 4: Darfur Public Administration: A Historical Perspective Yousif S. Takana, Consultant Part 2: Water, Agricultural Production, and Environmental Conditions 5: Surface Water Harvesting for Agricultural Production in Darfur Dr. Hamid Omer Ali, Water Resources Consultant, UNEP 6: The Conflict and Agricultural Production in Darfur Abdelrahman Bushara Dosa, University of Juba 7: Environmental Conditions and the Impact of Conflict in Darfur Dr. Yagoub Abdalla Mohamed, University of Khartoum Part 3: War Cost, Health, and Women 8: Economic Costs of the Conflict in Darfur Dr. Hamid Eltgani Ali, American University in Cairo 9: The Status of Health Care in Darfur and Post-conflict Health Requirements Dr. Mohamed Ali Dousa, Consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist 10: Women’s Struggle in a Conflict Zone: A Case Study from Sudan Dr. Awadiya Ahmed Yahia Part 4: Energy Development and Transportation 11: The Dilemma of Energy Development in War-Torn and Distress Areas: The Darfur Oil: Myth or Real? Dr. Hussein Adam Elhag, Energy Consultant 12: Small- and Medium-scale Renewable Energy Devices in Darfur Dr. Mona Khatier, Nyala University 13: Transportation Infrastructure Abdella Bashir Hassan, Consulting Engineer

About the Editor

Hamid Eltgani Ali is Associate Professor and Department Chair at the American University in Cairo School of Global Affairs, Egypt. He formerly taught at Southern Methodist University and Texas State University, USA. He was an auditor for the US Government Accountability Office. Dr Ali has served on the editorial boards of many academic journals. PhD University of Texas at Austin, USA.

About the Series

Europa Country Perspectives

The new Europa Country Perspectives series, from Routledge, examines a wide range of contemporary political, economic, developmental and social issues from areas around the world. Complementing the Europa Regional Surveys of the World series, Europa Country Perspectives will be a valuable resource for academics, students, researchers, policy-makers, business people and anyone with an interest in current world affairs.

While the Europa World Year Book and its associated Regional Surveys inform on and analyse contemporary economic, political and social developments at the national and regional level, Country Perspectives provide in-depth, country-specific volumes written or edited by specialists in their field, delving into a country’s particular situation. Volumes in the series are not constrained by any particular template, but may explore a country’s recent political, economic, international relations, social, defence, or other issues in order to increase understanding.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries