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West African Worlds
Paths Through Socio-Economic Change, Livelihoods and Development

ISBN 9780130259493
Published January 12, 2005 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

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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