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African Renaissance Roadmaps to the Challenge of Globalization

ISBN-10: 184277087X
ISBN-13: 9781842770870
Edition: 2001
Authors: Fantu Cheru
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Description: How can African countries escape from marginalization and deepening impoverishment in the new era of globalization? The author of this book explores a way beyond the simple state-led versus market-driven approaches to Africa's development.

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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 6/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

How can African countries escape from marginalization and deepening impoverishment in the new era of globalization? The author of this book explores a way beyond the simple state-led versus market-driven approaches to Africa's development.

Fantu Cheru is Professor (Emeriti) of African and Development Studies, and Research Director at the Nordic African Institute, Uppsala, Sweden.

Acknowledgements
List of Tables and Boxes
Introduction
Africa and the Globalization Challenge
A Continent in Despair
Limited Progress in Human Development
The Causes of Africa's Economic, Social and Political Crisis
The New Protectionism in the Era of Free Trade
Conclusion
Renewing and Restoring Democracy in Africa: A Herculean Task
The Political Legacy of Colonialism and the Challenge of Democratization
What Type of Democracy for Africa?
Economic Reform and the 'New' Political Conditionality: A Confusion of Agenda
The Limits of Democratization from Above
The 'Silent Revolution': Democratization from Below
The Dilemma of Competing Agendas
What Is To Be Done? Democratizing Democracy and the Market
Conclusions
Reforming African Education for the Twenty-first Century
The Scale of the Educational Crisis
Educational Policy after Independence
The Missed Opportunities: Africa's Experience with Educational Reform
Priorities and Strategies for Education: Enhancing Human Capacities in an Era of Globalization
Conclusions
Agriculture and Rural Development
Explaining the Decline: Contending Perspectives
Agricultural Reform under Structural Adjustment: The Post-1980 Experience
The Roots of Food Insecurity and Rural Poverty
The 'Revenge of the Poor': Peasants' Response to Anti-peasant Agricultural Policies
Changing Course: A New World Order for Peasants
Conclusion
Rethinking Regional Economic Integration: From Rhetoric to Reality
Competing Paradigms on Regional Integration: What Lessons for Africa?
Africa's Poor Track Record in Regional Integration
Key Impediments to Effective Economic Integration
Neo-liberalism and the Changing Context of Integration
Regional Integration in Southern Africa: Problems and Prospects
Conclusions and Recommendations
The Urban-Rural Interface: Managing Fast-growing Cities in Africa
The Colonial Roots of African Urbanization Management 1960-90
Dimensions of the Urban Crisis in Africa
Urban Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Agenda for the Next Decade and Beyond
Conclusion
Rebuilding War-torn Societies and Preventing Deadly Conflicts
The Political, Economic and Social Context of Conflict
Africa's Dismal Record in Conflict Resolution
The Role of the International Community: Partners in Crime?
Key Principles for Resolving and Preventing Conflict in Africa
From Bullet to Ballot: Post-conflict Reconstruction
Conclusion
Concluding Remarks: A Wake-up Call to Fellow Africans
References
Index

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