E-books: African Studies

  • Maatian Ethics in a Communication Context book cover

    Maatian Ethics in a Communication Context

    1st Edition

    By Melba Vélez Ortiz

    Maatian Ethics in a Communication Context explores the ethical principle of Maat: the guiding principle of harmony and order that permeated classical African political and civil life. The book provides a rigorous, communication-focused account of the ethical wisdom ancient Africans cultivated…

    eBook – 2020-02-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Communication Studies

  • Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa: 1930s–1990s book cover

    Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa

    1930s–1990s, 1st Edition

    Edited by Duncan Money, Danelle van Zyl-Hermann

    This book showcases new research by emerging and established scholars on white workers and the white poor in Southern Africa. Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa challenges the geographical and chronological limitations of existing scholarship by presenting case studies from Angola,…

    eBook – 2020-02-12
    Routledge

  • Post-Election Violence in Africa: The Impact of Judicial Independence book cover

    Post-Election Violence in Africa

    The Impact of Judicial Independence, 1st Edition

    By Meshack Simati

    This book explores the effect of the judiciary on the incidence of post-election violence by political actors across Africa and within African countries. It examines how variation in judicial independence can constrain or incentivize election violence among democratizing states. Using case studies…

    eBook – 2020-02-10
    Routledge
    African Governance

  • Adventures in the Aid Trade: Forty Years Practising Development in Forty Countries book cover

    Adventures in the Aid Trade

    Forty Years Practising Development in Forty Countries, 1st Edition

    By Richard Holloway

    Adventures in the Aid Trade takes us on a fascinating journey through 40 years of work at the coalface of international development. Drawing on his experiences from long periods in the field, the author reflects on what has worked, what has not and why, and considers how these experiences relate to…

    eBook – 2020-02-10
    Routledge

  • The Everyday State in Africa: Governance Practices and State Ideas in Ethiopia book cover

    The Everyday State in Africa

    Governance Practices and State Ideas in Ethiopia, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Mulugeta

    This book reconceptualises the idea of the state in Ethiopia. It focuses on the cultural and political processes of state formation, and reveals the complexity of state–society relations as they unfold in the everyday context of local life. It does so by exploring specific configurations of…

    eBook – 2020-02-06
    Routledge
    African Governance

  • Economic Development in Ghana and Malaysia: A Comparative Analysis book cover

    Economic Development in Ghana and Malaysia

    A Comparative Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Samuel K. Andoh, Bernice J. deGannes Scott, Grace Ofori-Abebrese

    Economic Development in Ghana and Malaysia investigates why two countries that appeared to be at more or less the same stage of economic development at one point in time have diverged so substantially. At the time of their independence from the UK in 1957, both Ghana and Malaysia were at roughly…

    eBook – 2020-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • A Theology of International Development book cover

    A Theology of International Development

    1st Edition

    By Thia Cooper

    Religion and development have been intertwined since development's beginnings, yet faith-based aid and development agencies consistently fail to consider how their theology and practice intersect. This book offers a Christian theology of development, with practical solutions to bridge the gap and…

    eBook – 2020-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Political Protest in Contemporary Kenya: Change and Continuities book cover

    Political Protest in Contemporary Kenya

    Change and Continuities, 1st Edition

    By Jacob Mwathi Mati

    This book analyses the emergence, strategies, and outcomes of the struggle to embed democratic governance and constitutional order in Kenya, showcasing both the power and the limits of citizen agency in the struggle to transform a postcolonial African state. Utilising data from primary…

    eBook – 2020-02-04
    Routledge
    African Governance

  • The Human Rights Council: The Impact of the Universal Periodic Review in Africa book cover

    The Human Rights Council

    The Impact of the Universal Periodic Review in Africa, 1st Edition

    By Damian Etone

    This book examines the engagement of African states with the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism. This human rights mechanism is known for its pacific and non-confrontational approach to monitoring state human rights implementation. Coming at the end of…

    eBook – 2020-01-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Electricity and Energy Transition in Nigeria book cover

    Electricity and Energy Transition in Nigeria

    1st Edition

    By Norbert Edomah

    Electricity and Energy Transition in Nigeria provides readers with a detailed account of the dynamics of energy infrastructure change in Nigeria’s electricity sector. The book starts by introducing the basic theories underpinning the politics of energy infrastructure supply and goes on to explore…

    eBook – 2020-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Energy Studies

  • Infrastructure Development in Nigeria: A Political and Economic History book cover

    Infrastructure Development in Nigeria

    A Political and Economic History, 1st Edition

    By Michael O. Onolememen

    This book examines the politics and economics of infrastructure development in Nigeria from Independence in 1960 up to 2015, and the role of good governance in promoting the socioeconomic wellbeing of citizens. Arguing for the need for transformational leadership in infrastructure development…

    eBook – 2020-01-22
    Routledge
    African Governance

  • The Exclusionary Politics of Digital Financial Inclusion: Mobile Money, Gendered Walls book cover

    The Exclusionary Politics of Digital Financial Inclusion

    Mobile Money, Gendered Walls, 1st Edition

    By Serena Natile

    Focusing on Kenya’s path-breaking mobile money project M-Pesa, this book examines and critiques the narratives and institutions of digital financial inclusion as a development strategy for gender equality, arguing for a politics of redistribution to guide future digital financial inclusion projects…

    eBook – 2020-01-20
    Routledge
    RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

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