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Routledge Studies in African Development


About the Series

The series features innovative and original research on African development from scholars both within and outside of Africa. It particularly promotes comparative and interdisciplinary research targeted at a global readership.

In terms of theory and method, rather than basing itself on any one orthodoxy, the series draws broadly on the tool kit of the social sciences in general, emphasizing comparison, the analysis of the structure and processes, and the application of qualitative and quantitative methods.

The series welcomes submissions from established and junior authors on cutting-edge and high-level research on key topics that feature in global news and public debate. To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).

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Public Policy Lessons from the AIDS Response in Africa

Public Policy Lessons from the AIDS Response in Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Fred Eboko
October 30, 2020

Public Policy Lessons from the AIDS Response in Africa examines how the interplay between national state dynamics in Africa and the global political arena has shaped the global AIDS response, and in this context develops a framework for analysing public policy action more broadly in contemporary...

Alternatives to Neoliberal Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Africa

Alternatives to Neoliberal Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Redie Bereketeab
September 03, 2020

This book critically interrogates the neoliberal peacebuilding and statebuilding model and proposes a popular progressive model centred around the lived realities of African societies. The neoliberal interventionist model assumed prominence and universal hegemony following the demise of state...

Mineral Resource Governance and Human Development in Ghana

Mineral Resource Governance and Human Development in Ghana

1st Edition

Felix Danso
July 02, 2020

This book investigates how mineral resources can be governed to promote people-centred development in Ghana, focusing on the three main human development variables: living standards, education and health. Ghana is endowed with abundant mineral resources. The mineral sector accounts for about 14% of...

Development in Nigeria: Promise on Hold?

Development in Nigeria: Promise on Hold?

1st Edition

Edlyne Eze Anugwom
April 22, 2020

This book unravels the trajectories and dilemmas of development in Nigeria since its independence in 1960. Despite enormous human and material resources, development progress in Nigeria has not met expectations. By delving into the various factors that have influenced development efforts and...

African Environmental Crisis: A History of Science for Development

African Environmental Crisis: A History of Science for Development

1st Edition

Gufu Oba
March 18, 2020

This book explores how and why the idea of the African environmental crisis developed and persisted through colonial and post-colonial periods, and why it has been so influential in development discourse. From the beginnings of imperial administration, the idea of the desiccation of African...

Rethinking Ownership of Development in Africa

Rethinking Ownership of Development in Africa

1st Edition

T.D. Harper-Shipman
August 20, 2019

Rethinking Ownership of Development in Africa demonstrates how instead of empowering the communities they work with, the jargon of development ownership often actually serves to perpetuate the centrality of multilateral organizations and international donors in African development, awarding a...

National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa

National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa

1st Edition

Redie Bereketeab
June 10, 2019

Africa is well known for the production of national liberation movements (NLMs), stemming from a history of exploitation, colonisation and slavery. NLMs are generally characterised by a struggle carried out by or in the name of suppressed people for political, social, cultural, economic,...

Economic Dualism in Zimbabwe: From Colonial Rhodesia to Post-Independence

Economic Dualism in Zimbabwe: From Colonial Rhodesia to Post-Independence

1st Edition

Daniel B. Ndlela
May 09, 2019

This book identifies the root causes of income inequality in underdeveloped economies and proposes new solutions for structural reform in economies that have long neglected and exploited working people. It focuses on the case of Zimbabwe, a classic example of an African post-colonial state...

Corporate Governance in Tanzania: Ethics and Accountability at the Crossroads

Corporate Governance in Tanzania: Ethics and Accountability at the Crossroads

1st Edition

Peter C. Mhando
May 02, 2019

Increasingly the importance of corporate governance for economic development in developing economies like Tanzania is indisputable. This book explores the effectiveness of corporate governance in Tanzania and asks how it can be further developed and improved so as to make a difference in the...

Hunger and Poverty in South Africa: The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity

Hunger and Poverty in South Africa: The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity

1st Edition

Jacqueline Hanoman
April 15, 2019

Hunger and Poverty in South Africa: The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity explores food insecurity as an issue of socioeconomic, political, cultural and environmental inequity and inequality. Based on extensive original research in Free State Province, South Africa, the book explores how people...

African Peacekeeping Training Centres: Socialisation as a Tool for Peace?

African Peacekeeping Training Centres: Socialisation as a Tool for Peace?

1st Edition

Anne Flaspöler
November 09, 2018

Peacekeeping training centres play a crucial role in preparing peacekeepers for their deployment. However, despite their popularity within the international community as a tool for achieving international security, development, and state-building objectives, they have not received a great deal of...

The Challenge of Governance in South Sudan: Corruption, Peacebuilding, and Foreign Intervention

The Challenge of Governance in South Sudan: Corruption, Peacebuilding, and Foreign Intervention

1st Edition

Steven C Roach, Derrick K Hudson
September 04, 2018

South Sudan is one of the world’s most divided and unstable countries. Since achieving statehood in 2011, the country has plunged into civil war (2013-15) and become the scene of some of the worst human rights abuses on the African continent. Despite ongoing political turmoil, states and...

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