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The Routledge Handbook of African Development

Edited by: Tony Binns , Kenneth Lynch , Etienne Nel

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138890299
eBook ISBN: 9781315712482
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This handbook presents an extensive new overview of African development ? past, present and future. It addresses key core themes and topics that are pertinent to the continent?s development ? including sections on history, health and food, politics, economics, rural and urban development, and development policy and practice.

The volume draws on the expertise of over 60 of the world?s leading scholars to provide a detailed and up-to-date analysis of the key opportunities and challenges that confront Africa, and how such issues are being addressed. Arranged by key themes, the handbook provides not only a historical understanding of the past, but also political perspectives on the future. The chapters provide critically informed analyses of their topics by drawing upon the latest conceptual viewpoints and applied experiences in Africa in the form of case studies to offer a comprehensive examination of the opportunities, challenges, key debates and future prospects.

This handbook is an invaluable state-of-the-art overview and reference concerning many different aspects of Africa?s development, which will be of interest to academics in all fields of African studies, and also academics and students working in cognate disciplines such as development studies, geography, history, politics and economics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  African perspectives on development Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The African idea of development Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Colonial Africa Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Post-independence Africa  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Demographic characteristics, migration and employment-seeking behaviour Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Gender and development in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Inequality in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Education Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Children Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Health challenges Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The African HIV/AIDS epidemic Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Food insecurity and famine Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Access to essential medicines in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Water resources and development Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Wetlands Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Conservation and people Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Ecosystem services in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  20:  African development Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Regional integration  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Millennium Development Goals Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Africa’s natural resource corner and BRICS Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Aid and debt Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Faith in development in sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Land tenure  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Deagrarianisation and depeasantisation in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Rural development Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Rural marketing in sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Rural–urban interaction and development in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The politics of urban management and planning in African cities Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Housing in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Perspectives on urban employment in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Food security in African cities Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The future and Africa’s cities Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Africa’s extreme uneven development worsens during global economic turmoil Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Financial sector development, foreign direct investment and economic growth in Africa  Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Mining Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Supporting the SMME economy of sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Africa’s tourism economy Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Transport  Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Land-grabbing in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  44:  The economics of and prospects for China’s Africa return Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Government Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Conflict and post-conflict Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Human rights in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  48:  The International Criminal Court in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Corruption Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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