African Geography Products

  • Democracy Disconnected

    Participation and Governance in a City of the South, 1st Edition

    By Fiona Anciano, Laurence Piper

    Why is dissatisfaction with local democracy endemic, despite the spread of new participatory institutions? This book argues that a key reason is the limited power of elected local officials, especially to produce the City. City Hall lacks control over key aspects of city decision-making, especially…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14

  • African Borders, Conflict, Regional and Continental Integration

    1st Edition

    Edited by Inocent Moyo, Christopher Changwe Nshimbi

    This book looks at the ways African borders impact war and conflict, as well as the ways continental integration could contribute towards cooperation, peace and well-being in Africa. African borders or borderlands can be a source of problems and opportunity. There is often a historical, geospatial…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30
    Border Regions Series

  • Reversing Urban Inequality in Johannesburg

    1st Edition

    Edited by Melissa Tandiwe Myambo

    With the spread of capitalism - a socio-economic system that produces both wealth and poverty simultaneously - the spatial dynamics of the "global(izing)" city are creating more division between social classes, not less. This means that in the 21st-century, large cities around the world exhibit…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge Contemporary South Africa

  • Transport, Transgression and Politics in African Cities

    The Rhythm of Chaos, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel E. Agbiboa

    This collection of field-based case-studies examines the role and contributions of Africa’s informal public transport (also referred to as paratransit) to the production of city forms and urban economies, as well as the voices, experiences, and survival tactics of its poor and stigmatised workforce…

    Hardback – 2018-08-09
    Cities and Society

  • Urban Politics After Apartheid

    1st Edition

    By Sandrine Gukelberger

    Urban Politics After Apartheid presents an understanding of gendered urban politics in South Africa as an interactive process. Based on long-term fieldwork in the former townships 20 years after the end of apartheid, it provides an in-depth analysis of how activists and local politicians engage…

    Hardback – 2018-06-11
    Contemporary African Politics

  • Africa’s Green Revolution

    Critical Perspectives on New Agricultural Technologies and Systems, 1st Edition

    Edited by William G. Moseley, Matthew A. Schnurr, Rachel Bezner-Kerr

    This volume examines the dominant neoliberal agenda for agricultural development and hunger alleviation in Africa. The text reviews the history of African agricultural and food security policy in the post-colonial period, across a range of geographical contexts, in order to contextualise the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12

  • Africa in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

    A Geographical Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Leo Charles Zulu, Cristina D'Alessandro

    This book offers a multifaceted examination of Africa’s development into the post-2015 global agenda from a geographical perspective. As a diversified and highly applied discipline, geography has a lot to offer to global debates, nuanced analysis of problems on and the search for innovative…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05

  • Mining and Community in South Africa

    From Small Town to Iron Town, 1st Edition

    Edited by Philippe Burger, Lochner Marais, Deirdre van Rooyen

    Mining has played a key role in the growth of many towns in South Africa. This growth has been accompanied by a proliferation of informal settlements, by pressure to provide basic services and by institutional pressures in local government to support mining. Fragile municipal finance, changing…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge Contemporary South Africa

  • Rights-based Litigation, Urban Governance and Social Justice in South Africa

    The Right to Joburg, 1st Edition

    By Marius Pieterse

    Rights-based Litigation, Urban Governance and Social Justice in South Africa considers the overlap between legal and everyday struggles for social and spatial justice in the particular context of Johannesburg, South Africa. Drawing from literature across disciplines of law, urban geography and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-07
    Routledge Contemporary South Africa

  • The African Metropolis

    Struggles over Urban Space, Citizenship, and Rights to the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Bisola Falola

    On a planet where urbanization is rapidly expanding, nowhere is the growth more pronounced than in cities of the global South, and in particular, Africa. African metropolises are harbingers of the urban challenges that lie ahead as societies grapple with the fractured social, economic, and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30
    Global Africa

  • A Geographical Survey of Africa, Its Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Productions, States, Populations

    1st Edition

    By James McQueen

    The owner of West Indian plantations, McQueen collected extensive information from slaves which led him correctly to the conclusion that the Niger ended in the great delta of the Blight of Benin. First published in 1840.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17

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