1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of African Development

Edited By Tony Binns, Kenneth Lynch, Etienne Nel Copyright 2018
    724 Pages
    by Routledge

    724 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This handbook presents an extensive new overview of African development – past, present and future. It addresses key core themes and topics that are pertinent to the continent’s development – including sections on history, health and food, politics, economics, rural and urban development, and development policy and practice.

    The volume draws on the expertise of over 60 of the world’s leading scholars to provide a detailed and up-to-date analysis of the key opportunities and challenges that confront Africa, and how such issues are being addressed. Arranged by key themes, the handbook provides not only a historical understanding of the past, but also political perspectives on the future. The chapters provide critically informed analyses of their topics by drawing upon the latest conceptual viewpoints and applied experiences in Africa in the form of case studies to offer a comprehensive examination of the opportunities, challenges, key debates and future prospects.

    This handbook is an invaluable state-of-the-art overview and reference concerning many different aspects of Africa’s development, which will be of interest to academics in all fields of African studies, and also academics and students working in cognate disciplines such as development studies, geography, history, politics and economics.

    SECTION 1: Introduction and Context

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Tony Binns, Etienne Nel and Kenneth Lynch


    Chapter 2: African Perspectives on Development

    Richard Vokes


    Chapter 3: The African Idea of Development

    Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni


    SECTION 2: History

    Chapter 4: Colonial Africa

    Erik Green


    Chapter 5: Post-Independence Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

    Tanya Lyons And David Jolley


    SECTION 3: Social Perspectives

    Chapter 6: Demographic Characteristics, Migration and Employment-Seeking Behaviour: A Case Study of Ghana

    Joseph K. Assan, Dinar D. Kharisma and Afia A. Adaboh


    Chapter 7: Gender and Development in Africa: A 50-Year Journey from Women In Development To Gender Justice

    Hazel Barrett


    Chapter 8: Inequality in Africa

    Philip Nel


    Chapter 9: Education

    David Stephens


    Chapter 10: Children

    Nicola Ansell


    Chapter 11: Diaspora

    Ben Page and Claire Mercer


    SECTION 4: Health

    Chapter 12: Health Challenges

    Kenneth Lynch


    Chapter 13: The African HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Is the End in Sight?

    Hazel Barrett


    Chapter 14: Food Insecurity and Famine

    Stephen Devereux


    Chapter 15: Access to Essential Medicines in Africa

    Aarti Patel


    SECTION 5: Environment

    Chapter 16: Water Resources and Development

    Clive Agnew


    Chapter 17: Wetlands

    Alan Dixon


    Chapter 18: Conservation and People

    Fiona Nunan


    Chapter 19: Ecosystem Services in Africa

    Rebecca Kariuki, Rob Marchant and Simon Willcock


    SECTION 6: Development Issues

    Chapter 20: African Development: ‘Hopeless Africa’, ‘Africa Rising’, or Somewhere In Between?

    Tony Binns And Etienne Nel


    Chapter 21: Regional Integration

    Olivier Walther


    Chapter 22: The Millennium Development Goals

    John Briggs


    Chapter 23: Africa’s Natural Resource Corner and BRICS

    Ian Taylor


    Chapter 24: Aid and Debt

    John Serieux


    Chapter 25: Faith in Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Emma Tomalin And Adriaan Van Klinken


    SECTION 7: Rural Africa

    Chapter 26: Land Tenure

    Jon D. Unruh


    Chapter 27: Deagrarianisation and Depeasantisation in Africa

    Deborah Fahy Bryceson


    Chapter 28: Rural Development

    Simon Milligan and Sam Kareithi


    Chapter 29: Rural Marketing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Some Current Issues

    Gina Porter


    Chapter 30: Rural–Urban Interaction and Development in Africa

    Kenneth Lynch


    SECTION 8: Urban Africa

    Chapter 31: The Politics of Urban Management and Planning in African Cities

    Andrea Rigon, Joseph M. Macarthy, Braima Koroma and Alexandre Apsan Frediani


    Chapter 32: Housing in Africa

    Kamna Patel


    Chapter 33: Perspectives on Urban Employment in Africa: The Case of Informal Solid Waste Management in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

    Danny Simatele


    Chapter 34: Food Security in African Cities: Linking Urban Food Production with Good Urban Governance

    Alec Thornton


    Chapter 35: The Future and Africa’s Cities

    Garth Myers


    SECTION 9: Economic Perspectives

    Chapter 36: Africa’s Extreme Uneven Development Worsens During Global Economic Turmoil

    Patrick Bond


    Chapter 37: Financial Sector Development, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Africa

    David Fielding


    Chapter 38: Agriculture

    Roy Maconachie

    Chapter 39: Mining      

    Roy Maconachie


    Chapter 40: Supporting the SMME Economy of Sub-Saharan Africa: A Role for Business Incubation

    Christian M. Rogerson


    Chapter 41: Africa’s Tourism Economy: Uneven Progress and Challenges

    Christian M. Rogerson and Jayne M. Rogerson


    Chapter 42: Transport

    Gina Porter


    Chapter 43: Land-Grabbing in Africa

    Simon Batterbury and Frankline Ndi


    Chapter 44: The Economics of And Prospects for China’s Africa Return

    Lauren A. Johnston


    SECTION 10: Political Perspectives on Africa’s Development

    Chapter 45: Government: African Development Beyond ‘Good Governance’

    David Booth


    Chapter 46: Conflict and Post-Conflict

    Hazel Cameron


    Chapter 47: Human Rights in Africa: Impasse, Backsliding, Or Forwards?

    Peris Jones


    Chapter 48: The International Criminal Court in Africa

    Jonathan Hobson


    Chapter 49: Corruption

    Philip Nel


    SECTION 11: Conclusion

    Chapter 50: Conclusion: Looking Forward

    Tony Binns, Etienne Nel and Kenneth Lynch


    Tony Binns is Ron Lister Professor of Geography at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, and Visiting Professorial Fellow in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

    Kenneth Lynch is a Reader in Geography in the School of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.

    Etienne Nel is a Professor of Geography at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, and Visiting Research Fellow, College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

    "This Handbook represents a distinctively authoritative compendium of expertise addressing contemporary Africa. Attention focuses on the diverse conditions prevailing today, explanations of how they have arisen and are understood in theoretical and practical terms, and what future prospects are likely to hold. The attention to African perspectives, often distinguished from those of outsiders, as manifest in most development theory, international policy discourse and policy, is particularly welcome. The essays are clearly written and will provide an invaluable guide to those wishing to understand Africa and its place in the world." - David Simon, Director of Mistra Urban Futures, Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden and Professor of Development Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK