African Studies Products

  • Reinventing Regional Security Institutions in Asia and Africa

    Power shifts, ideas, and institutional change

    By Kei Koga

    Regional security institutions play a significant role in shaping the behavior of existing and rising regional powers by nurturing security norms and rules, monitoring state activities, and sometimes imposing sanctions, thereby formulating the configuration of regional security dynamics. Yet, their…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • Everyday Media Culture in Africa

    Audiences and Users

    Edited by Wendy Willems, Winston Mano

    This book addresses the everyday lived experiences of Africans in their interaction with different kinds of media: old and new, state and private, elite and popular, global and national, material and virtual. The ongoing targeting of African audiences and users by global media companies such as…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

  • Risk and Social Change in an African Rural Economy

    Livelihoods in Pastoralist Communities

    By John G. McPeak, Peter D. Little, Cheryl R. Doss

    Pastoralists’ role in contemporary Africa typically goes underappreciated and misunderstood by development agencies, external observers, and policymakers. Yet, arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL), which are used predominantly for extensive livestock grazing, comprise nearly half of the continent’s land…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

  • The Tswana

    By Isaac Schapera, John L Comaroff

    First published in 1953 and this edition in 1991, this book was created in association with the International African Institute. Since its first publication, anthropology and African Studies have changed a great deal, but the bedrock of both remains unchanged: solid, sensitive ethnographic and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Globalisation, Economic Inclusion and African Workers

    Making the Right Connections

    Edited by Kate Meagher, Laura Mann, Maxim Bolt

    This book addresses the question of whether greater inclusion in the global economy offers a solution to rising unemployment and poverty in contemporary Africa. The authors trace the connection between global demographic change and new mechanisms of economic inclusion via global value chains,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Architecture and Politics in Nigeria

    The Study of a Late Twentieth-Century Enlightenment-Inspired Modernism at Abuja, 1900-2016

    By Nnamdi Elleh

    In 1975, the Nigerian authorities decided to construct a new, post-colonial capital called Abuja, and together with several internationally renowned architects, these military leaders collaborated to build a city for three million inhabitants. Founded five years after the civil war with Biafra…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Brokering High-Risk Migration and Illegality in West Africa

    Abroad at any cost

    By Maybritt Jill Alpes

    Do young West Africans want to go abroad at any cost because they receive too little or erroneous information? Why do they and their families risk large sums of money with migration brokers? How do the risks of illegality and deportation change migration aspirations in West Africa? This book places…

    Hardback – 2016-11-25 
    Routledge
    Studies in Migration and Diaspora

  • Afropolitanism: Reboot

    Edited by Carli Coetzee

    This edited collection comprises an original and activist group of contributions on that much maligned figure, the Afropolitan. The contributors do not aim to define or fix the term anew; the reboot is, instead, the beginnings of an activist scholarly agenda in which ‘the Afropolitan’ is reimagined…

    Hardback – 2016-11-25 
    Routledge

  • A History of Italian Colonialism, 1860-1907

    Europe’s Last Empire

    By Giuseppe Finaldi

    This book provides a narrative history of Italian colonialism from Italian unification in the 1860s to the first decade of the twentieth century; that is, it details Italy’s imperialism in the years of the Scramble for Africa. It deals with the factors that drove Italy to search for territory in…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge
    Empires in Perspective

  • India and China in Africa

    A comparative perspective of the oil industry

    By Raj Verma

    With their phenomenal growth rates, India and China are surging ahead as world economic powers. Due to increasing instability in the Middle East, they have turned to Africa to procure oil to fuel their industrialisation process. Africa’s economy stands to be impacted in various ways due to the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • African Migrants and Europe

    Managing the ultimate frontier

    By Lorenzo Rinelli

    The process of migration control mirrors the trajectories of the people who traverse national boundaries, making today’s borders flexible and fluid. This book explores the transformation of migration control in the post 9/11 era. It looks at how border controls have become more diffuse in the face…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

  • The Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa

    By Mel Gray

    All recent books on international social work mention Africa only briefly and few engage with the broader field of development studies. This book focuses solely on the unique African context engaging with issues relating to social work and development more broadly thus enabling a deeper examination…

    Hardback – 2016-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

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