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Preparing Africa for the Twenty-First Century: Strategies for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development (Contemporary Perspectives on Developing Societies)

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ISBN 10: 0754610853 / ISBN 13: 9780754610854
Verlag: Ashgate Pub Ltd, 1999
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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Contents: General introduction, John Mukum Mbaku; Property rights and the exploitation of Africa's environmental resources: preparing for the new millennium, John Mukum Mbaku; Africa in the twenty-first century: the challenges and opportunities, Julius O. Ihonvbere; Development in the New World Order: repositioning Africa for the twenty-first century, Ufo Okeke Uzodike; Democratization in Africa: a balance sheet, George Klay Keih, Jr; A balance sheet of structural adjustment in Africa: towards a sustainable development agenda, John Mukum Mbaku; Ethnicity and democracy in sub-Saharan Africa, E. Ike Udogu; The future of human rights in sub-Saharan Africa, Joseph Takougang; Regionalism and the politics of collective development in Africa, Julius O. Ihonvbere; New patterns of civil-military relations in Africa, Pita Ogaba Agbese; Woman: the other variable in Africa's development struggle, Pat Williams; Making the state relevant to African societies, John Mukum Mbaku; Conclusions: looking forward to the new century, John Mukum Mbaku; Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0754610853

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This text aims to contribute to the debate on peaceful co-existence and sustainable development in Africa. The book offers multidisciplinary analysis of the transition in Africa and provides practical and effective policy options for Africans. The book emphasizes the importance of institutions to economic growth and development in Africa. While agreeing that the shortage of competent and skilled technocrats has been a significant problem for many African countries since the 1960s, the contributors argue that the most critical determinant of poverty and deprivation in the continent has been the absence of institutional arrangements that enhance the creation of wealth and also allow ethnic and other groups to live together peacefully. As Africans prepare their societies for the 21st century, this book argues that the first line of business should be state reconstruction - a task that was supposed to have been undertaken shortly after independence but was never accomplished. The main purpose of such an exercise is for each African country to design and adopt institutional arrangements that enhance peaceful co-existence of groups, the creation of wealth, and sustainable development.
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Titel: Preparing Africa for the Twenty-First ...

Verlag: Ashgate Pub Ltd

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Hardcover

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