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The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment in Africa

ISBN 9780415818889
Published May 22, 2013 by Routledge
452 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 chapters, making an important collective contribution to our understanding of modern Africa. Taken as a whole, the chapters represent the range of research in African development, and fully tie this development to the global political economy. African nations play significant roles in world politics, both as nations influenced by the ebbs and flows of the global economy and by the international political system, but also as actors, directly influencing politics and economics. It is only through an understanding of both the history and present place of Africa in global affairs that we can begin to assess the way forward for future development.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Toyin Falola and Jessica Achberger  Part One: Historical Roots of African Underdevelopment  1. Africa and the Making of the Global Environmental Narrative: Challenges and Opportunities for the Continent’s Development Initiatives  Martin S. Shanguhyia  2. Indigenization Versus Domiciliation: A Historical Approach to National Content in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry  Jesse Salah Ovadia  3. Globalization and Rural Land Conflict in North-West Cameroon: A Historical Perspective  Emmanuel M. Mbah  4. Evolving Political Accountability in Kenya  Jacob Butler  Part Two: Africa in the New Global Economy  5. Towards a Contextualized Appraisal of Securities Regulation in East Africa  June McLaughlin  6. The Impact of Changing Global Power Relations on African Governance of Foreign Direct Investment  Roshen Hendrickson  7. Globalization and Regional Impulses from the Global South: A Comparative Study of ECOWAS and ASEAN  Okpeh Ochayi Okpeh, Jr.  8. The Political Implication of Past and Present Nigerian Financial Crises  Muhammed Tanko  9. Transcending an Elitist Approach and Making a Paradigm Shift from Growth Without Development to a "Populist" Development  Hauwa'u Evelyn Yusuf and Adefarakan Adedayo Yusuf  Part Three: Forging New International Connections  10. The Political Economy of Rising Asian Interests in Africa: Problems, Prospects, and Challenges  Olusegun M. Osinibi  11. The Impact of the BRICS Countries on Africa’s Socio-Economic Development in the Post-Cold War Era  Alexius Amtaika  12. How Ready is Nigeria for Chinese Investments?  John E. Anegbode and Cletus E. Onakalu  13. The New Scramble for Africa? Indo-Kenyan Economic Relations, 1980-2010  Felix Kiruthu, Mary Kinyanjui and Francis Muchoki  Part Four: The Way Forward for Twenty-First-Century Development  14. French Foreign Policy in Rwanda: Language, Personal Networks, and Changing Contexts  Céline A. Jacquemin  15. The Question of Development in Africa  Ebunoluwa O. Oduwole  16. A Critique of the Notion of Africa as the "Third World": Towards a New Perspective  Mike O. Odey  17. American Pharmaceutical Influence on Uganda’s HIV/AIDS Relief System  Ben Weiss and Jessica Achberger  18. Copenhagen: An African’s Reading on the aftermath of the Copenhagen’s Climate Change Conference (2009)  Olivier J. Tchouaffe  19. Globalization and Developing Economies: Eco-Tourism and Sustainable Development in Cross River State, Nigeria  Donald Omagu

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Toyin Falola is the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jessica Achberger is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin.