E-books: African Studies

  • Analyzing Pol Change/h book cover

    Analyzing Pol Change/h

    1st Edition

    By James R Scarritt

    This book addresses political instability and the role of the military in unstable politics, as well as to class formation, class conflict, and prolonged economic dependency in Africa. It uses a comprehensive theoretical approach based on systems-functionalist theories in solving these issues.…

    eBook – 2019-04-11

  • Ethnicity In Modern Africa book cover

    Ethnicity In Modern Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Brian M. du Toit

    The fifteen essays written for this volume reflect the increasing importance for social scientists of ethnic, rather than physical or tribal, criteria for classifying modern population groups. The authors—from South Africa, the United States, South West Africa (Namibia), Nigeria, and Scotland—cover…

    eBook – 2019-04-11

  • Irrigation Development In Africa: Lessons Of Experience book cover

    Irrigation Development In Africa

    Lessons Of Experience, 1st Edition

    By Jon R. Moris

    Irrigation Development in Africa: Lessons of Experience is a veritable encyclopedia of information on African irrigation. It describes a significant subset of the African irrigation experience, from traditional flood recession systems to large projects like Gezira and Bura.…

    eBook – 2019-04-11

  • Decolonization And The State In Kenya book cover

    Decolonization And The State In Kenya

    1st Edition

    By David F. Gordon

    In this book the author examines the efforts of the colonial regime to shape the process of decolonization in Kenya from the end of World War II until independence in 1963, focusing on the conflict between the state’s two imperatives–promoting economic development and establishing and maintaining…

    eBook – 2019-04-11

  • Black Star: A View Of The Life And Times Of Kwame Nkrumah book cover

    Black Star

    A View Of The Life And Times Of Kwame Nkrumah, 1st Edition

    By Basil Davidson

    This book provides a balanced view about a charismatic leader, Kwame Nkrumah during an exciting period of history in Ghana. It discusses the failure of Nkrumah's means and abilities to meet the challenge of his aims from the standpoint of Ghana's welfare.…

    eBook – 2019-04-10

  • Economic Crisis And The Politics Of Reform In Egypt book cover

    Economic Crisis And The Politics Of Reform In Egypt

    1st Edition

    By Ray Bush

    This book examines the character and consequences of Egypt's economic reform and structural adjustment programme of 1991, along with the second stage of reforms in 1996. It contributes to the debates underpinning the political economy of economic reform and agricultural reform.…

    eBook – 2019-04-10

  • Development Theory and Practice in a Changing World book cover

    Development Theory and Practice in a Changing World

    1st Edition

    By Pádraig Carmody

    Taking a critical and historical view, this text explores the theory and changing practice of international development. It provides an overview of how the field has evolved and the concrete impacts of this on the ground on the lives of people in the Global South. Development Theory and Practice…

    eBook – 2019-04-09

  • International Mediation in the South African Transition: Brokering Power in Intractable Conflicts book cover

    International Mediation in the South African Transition

    Brokering Power in Intractable Conflicts, 1st Edition

    By Zwelethu Jolobe

    This book challenges the conventional understanding of South Africa’s transition to democracy as a home-grown process through a comparative analysis of Commonwealth and United Nations mediation attempts. Approaching power transition through the lens of South Africa, Zwelethu Jolobe raises…

    eBook – 2019-04-09
    Routledge Contemporary South Africa

  • Narratives of Obeah in West Indian Literature: Moving through the Margins book cover

    Narratives of Obeah in West Indian Literature

    Moving through the Margins, 1st Edition

    By Janelle Rodriques

    This book explores representations of Obeah – a name used in the English/Creole-speaking Caribbean to describe various African-derived, syncretic Caribbean religious practices – across a range of prose fictions published in the twentieth century by West Indian authors. In the Caribbean and its…

    eBook – 2019-04-05

  • Economic Transformation for Poverty Reduction in Africa: A Multidimensional Approach book cover

    Economic Transformation for Poverty Reduction in Africa

    A Multidimensional Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by Almas Heshmati

    This book is an edited volume which contains empirical studies on determinants of poverty and its reduction in Africa. It looks at multidimensional measures of poverty, production and productivity-related factors, policies influencing poverty and random, hazardous but preventive factors influencing…

    eBook – 2019-04-05
    Routledge Studies in Development Economics

  • Africa in World Affairs: Politics of Imperialism, the Cold War and Globalisation book cover

    Africa in World Affairs

    Politics of Imperialism, the Cold War and Globalisation, 1st Edition

    By Rajen Harshé

    Africa finds itself at the centre stage of world politics in the twenty-first century. To truly determine its rising influence and role in world affairs would mean unravelling the politics of imperialism, the Cold War and globalisation. Going beyond Euro-American perspectives, this book presents a…

    eBook – 2019-04-03
    Routledge India

  • Growth or Stagnation?: South Africa Heading for the Year 2000 book cover

    Growth or Stagnation?

    South Africa Heading for the Year 2000, 1st Edition

    By Mats Lundahl

    First published in 1999, the essays collected in the present volume derive from an interest in South Africa and its economy which goes back to the early 1970s and were written between 1994 and 1999. The intention is to follow how the debate on the South African economy has evolved since the fall of…

    eBook – 2019-04-02
    Routledge Revivals

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