1st Edition

Eastern and Southern Africa Development Challenges in a volatile region

By Debby Potts, T.A.S. Bowyer-Bower Copyright 2004
    408 Pages
    by Routledge

    408 Pages
    by Routledge

    A unique and comprehensive introduction to contemporary development issues in East and Southern Africa, and represents a significant departure from the often descriptive approach adopted by existing regional and development texts on African regions. Each contribution is carefully chosen to highlight the theoretical basis to development issues, and the practical problems of implementing development plans, in this vital subregion. Overall this produces comprehensive and balanced coverage of historical, economic, political and social issues. The twin issues of globalisation and modernisation give the book a clear focus.

    Chapter 1: Development Challenges and Debates in East and Southern Africa by
    Deborah Potts
    Eastern and Southern Africa: defining a diverse region
    Global Political Economy Changes: regional perspectives
    Development challenges in the region
    Development theory and development debates Chapter 2: Demographic Change in East and Southern Africa by Akim Mturi Introduction
    Age-Sex Structure
    Family Structure
    Concluding Remarks
    Chapter 3: Structural Adjustment in Eastern and Southern Africa: the Tragedy of Development by Colin Stoneman
    False Dawn: A Brief History of the First Two Decades Triumph of Market-Leninism over Marxist-Leninism
    Stabilisation or Adjustment? A Taxonomy of Countries in the Region
    Chapter 4: The Persistence Of Poverty by Anthony O’Connor Poverty in Context Poverty Measurement Poverty Trends Food and Hunger
    Health Care
    The Debt Issue Conclusions
    Chapter 5 Natural Resources: Use, Access, Tenure and Management by Sian Sullivan and Katherine Homewood
    ‘Wild’ plant and animal resources: biophysical determinants of availability
    Common uses of ‘natural resources’ and relevance for livelihoods
    Tenure and access rights
    Indigenous Knowledge, Resources and Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) Conservation of natural resources: from criminals to community
    Some thoughts for the future
    Chapter 6 Agricultural Production in Eastern and Southern Africa: Issues and Challenges by John Briggs
    The Current Status of Agricultural Production
    Macro-environmental Operating Conditions For Agriculture
    Population growth The Political Economy Environment
    Microenvironmental Operating Conditions for Agriculture
    Future Prospects
    Chapter 7 Water Resources and Development Challenges in Eastern and Southern Africa by Richard Taylor
    Physical Setting
    Estimation of Renewable Water Resources
    Use of Water Resources Supply And Demand - the Water Stress Index
    Quality of water resources
    Hydropolitics of Transboundary Watercourses
    Alleviating Water Scarcity - Interbasin Water Transfers and ‘Virtual Water’
    Concluding Discussion - Future Challenges
    Chapter 8 Desertification in Eastern and Southern Africa by T A S Bowyer-Bower
    Developments in the Understanding of Desertification Desertification Today
    Contemporary Implications of Desertification for Development in Eastern and Southern Africa Causes of Desertification Conclusion
    Chapter 9 Geographies of Governance and Regional Politics by Marcus Power Introduction: Geographical analysis and African politics
    Key themes and issues in national, regional and international (geo)politics
    States and regional (dis)integration: imagining ‘development’ communities
    Democratisation and conflict resolution in global political and economic context Conclusions: Co-operation, Corruption and Complexity in African politics Chapter 10 International and regional trade in eastern and southern Africa by Richard Gibb
    Peripherality in the World Economy
    The European Connection (Regional) Economic Partnership Agreements Conclusion Chapter 11 Regional Urbanisation and Urban Livelihoods in the Context of Globalisation by Deborah Potts Introduction
    Urban Growth in eastern and southern Africa
    Urban Livelihoods in Eastern and Southern Africa Urban Services: the Example of Housing
    Conclusion Chapter 12 Conclusion by T A S Bowyer-Bower and Deborah Potts


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