West African Worlds: Paths Through Socio-Economic Change, Livelihoods and Development, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

West African Worlds

Paths Through Socio-Economic Change, Livelihoods and Development, 1st Edition

By Reginald Cline-Cole, Elsbeth Robson


312 pages

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West African Worlds provides a critical assessment of social, economic and political change in Africa’s most populous and arguably most externally focused region. With an emphasis on globalisation and modernisation, case studies and commentary are integrated throughout to highlight the concerns and issues of the region.

Enriched by an impressive mix of West African voices, this text combines theory and application with policy and practice to address socio-economic change, the pursuit of livelihoods, and development within West Africa.

Table of Contents

Paths Through Socio-Economic Change, Livelihoods and Development in

West African Worlds

Reginald Cline-Cole

West Africa’s Political Economy in the 21st Century: Retrospect and Prospect

Adebayo Olukoshi

Portraying West Africa's Children: Moral Panics and Globalisation

Elsbeth Robson

Fictional Worlds, Symbolism and Struggles of (Under-)Development? Kolawole Omotoso’s ‘The Combat’

Abioseh Michael Porter

Urban Bias, Redistribution, and State Collapse: The Lessons of Sierra Leone

J. Barry Riddell

Expanding the frontiers of West African Integration: Economic and Security Regionalism

David J Francis

Transformations in Regional Agriculture and Family Farming

Camilla Toulmin and Bara Guèye

The social relations of economic life and networks of civic engagement: ‘Social capital’ and targeted development in West Africa

Fergus Lyon and Gina Porter

Changing Time, Changing Times: Work, Time and Space in Britain and West Africa in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Ken Swindell

State-Building, National Integration, Gender and Economic Development in Emergent Regional Democracies

Jimmy D. Kandeh and Joyce A. Kannan

Development, planning, and agricultural knowledge on the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso

Simon P.J.Batterbury

Conclusion: West African futures?

Reginald Cline-Cole and Elsbeth Robson

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography