E-books: African Studies

  • A State In Disarray: Conditions Of Chad's Survival book cover

    A State In Disarray

    Conditions Of Chad's Survival, 1st Edition

    By Michael P. Kelley

    Although independent since 1960, Chad has proved to be one of the least viable African states. Sustained politically and financially by other countries from the outset, Chad's internal warfare has made it the prey of external powers. Yet Chad has survived–an integral element of the Organization of…

    eBook – 2019-04-17

  • Teenage Pregnancy and Education in the Global South: The Case of Mozambique book cover

    Teenage Pregnancy and Education in the Global South

    The Case of Mozambique, 1st Edition

    By Francesca Salvi

    Teenage pregnancy is seen as a problem by researchers and policymakers alike all over the world, but particularly so in the context of developing countries. Here, it is seen as an obstacle to personal and national development, exacerbating the gender gap in education, and placing an additional…

    eBook – 2019-04-11
    Routledge ISS Gender, Sexuality and Development Studies

  • Quality in Higher Education as a Tool for Human Development: Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe book cover

    Quality in Higher Education as a Tool for Human Development

    Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe, 1st Edition

    By Patience Mukwambo

    Whilst many studies have explored how quality in higher education is conceptualised in the Global North, less attention has been paid to quality in higher education in Africa and the Global South. This book uses the human development and capabilities approach to demonstrate how quality in teaching…

    eBook – 2019-04-11
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • 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

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