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Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan African Demography

Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan African Demography

1st Edition

Edited By Clifford O. Odimegwu, John Kekovole
April 27, 2016

This book offers an in-depth African perspective to the major issues in demographic discourse in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides comprehensive analysis of sub-Saharan African censuses, profiling demographic changes, trends, patterns and consequences in the region. Interdisciplinary, comprehensive, ...

Urbanization and Socio-Economic Development in Africa Challenges and Opportunities

Urbanization and Socio-Economic Development in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

1st Edition

Edited By Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Abebe Shimeles, Nadège Désirée Yaméogo
April 27, 2016

The main goal of this book is to put urbanization and its challenges squarely on Africa’s development agenda. Planned urbanization can improve living conditions for the majority, help in the expansion of the middle class, and create conditions for economic transformation. However, many African ...

Cultural Entrepreneurship in Africa

Cultural Entrepreneurship in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Ute Röschenthaler, Dorothea Schulz
November 24, 2015

This book seeks to widen perspectives on entrepreneurship by drawing attention to the diverse and partly new forms of entrepreneurial practice in Africa since the 1990s. Contrary to widespread assertions, figures of success have been regularly observed in Africa since pre-colonial times. The ...

Pan-Africanism, and the Politics of African Citizenship and Identity

Pan-Africanism, and the Politics of African Citizenship and Identity

1st Edition

Edited By Toyin Falola, Kwame Essien
October 12, 2015

There is no recent literature that underscores the transition from Pan-Africanism to Diaspora discourse. This book examines the gradual shift and four major transformations in the study of Pan-Africanism. It offers an "academic post-mortem" that seeks to gauge the extent to which ...

The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment in Africa

The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Toyin Falola, Jessica Achberger
September 29, 2015

While Africa is too often regarded as lying on the periphery of the global political arena, this is not the case. African nations have played an important historical role in world affairs. It is with this understanding that the authors in this volume set out upon researching and writing their ...

Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa Five Decades of Misrule

Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule

1st Edition

Edited By Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o
May 21, 2015

Bringing together scholars from a wide array of disciplines - including anthropology, economics, history, sociology, and political science - this volume addresses the problems of the regime change and state failure in Africa in the context of the global economy, but from a specifically African...

Natural Resources, Conflict, and Sustainable Development Lessons from the Niger Delta

Natural Resources, Conflict, and Sustainable Development: Lessons from the Niger Delta

1st Edition

Edited By Okechukwu Ukaga, Ukoha O. Ukiwo, Ibaba Samuel Ibaba
April 09, 2014

The Niger Delta Region has in the past two decades experienced protracted violent conflicts. At the roots of these violent conflicts are the genuine quests of the people for sustainable development that is based on social justice, equity, fairness and environmental protection. Although richly ...

Securing Africa Local Crises and Foreign Interventions

Securing Africa: Local Crises and Foreign Interventions

1st Edition

Edited By Toyin Falola, Charles Thomas
November 13, 2013

Africa has been and currently is the site of numerous conflicts and crises. Authors previously wrote of these as specifically African problems or the problems of Europeans in Africa, but newer scholarship on other aspects of Africa has come to stress the interconnectness of Africa and the wider ...

Environment and Economics in Nigeria

Environment and Economics in Nigeria

1st Edition

Edited By Toyin Falola, Adam Paddock
October 14, 2013

This volume gathers contributors across a wide range of disciplines to explore the relationship between the environment, economics, and development in Nigeria from the twentieth century to the present, examining issues such as violence, health, and contemporary concerns about sustainability and ...

Development, Modernism and Modernity in Africa

Development, Modernism and Modernity in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Augustine Agwuele
September 20, 2013

This anthology examines the "unfinished project of modernity" with respect to the unrealized potential for economic, social, and political development in Africa. It also shows how, facing the consequences of modernism, Africans in and out of the continent are responding to these unfinished projects...

Landscape, Environment and Technology in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

Landscape, Environment and Technology in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Toyin Falola, Emily Brownell
September 20, 2013

First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Music, Performance and African Identities

Music, Performance and African Identities

1st Edition

Edited By Toyin Falola, Tyler Fleming
September 20, 2013

Cutting across countries, genres, and time periods, this volume explores topics ranging from hip hop’s influence on Maasai identity in current day Tanzania to jazz in Bulawayo during the interwar years, using music to tell a larger story about the cultures and societies of Africa....

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