Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

Selected Themes in African Development Studies

Economic Growth, Governance and the Environment

Editors: Asuelime, Lucky, Yaro, Joseph, Francis, Suzanne (Eds.)

  • Collects in one volume a variety of approaches to understanding contemporary African developmental issues
  • Offers a state-of-the-art methodological and theoretical review of various areas of development studies in Africa
  • Specific country studies show how different levels of achievement result from different policies, physical environments and socio-economic formations
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About this book

Against the background of realities of underdevelopment and economic growth, environmental pressures and global governance challenges, this volume presents a broad picture of contemporary issues in African development. The multi-disciplinary collection presents a variety of important themes, covering land questions, housing, water, health, economic liberalization, climate, environment, and gender. The specific country studies illustrate the diversity of the African continent and demonstrate how unique contexts impact upon different levels of achievement. The volume seeks to present and promote novel analytical frameworks, new conceptual approaches, and empirical accounts of relevance to scholars studying Africa as well as practitioners in African development and policy makers.

About the authors

Lucky Asuelime is affiliated to the School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has taught International Relations for five years. At the time of writing he was completing his PhD in International Relations at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is also the Director for the Centre for Conflict Resolution and Development in Africa (CREDA).

Joseph A. Yaro is an Associate Professor of Human Geography. He combines a rich background in development studies and rural geography with extensive rural research experience in northern Ghana. His specific research interests are: sustainable development; rural livelihoods and food security; climate change adaptation; land tenure and transnational land deals/grabs.

Suzanne Francis is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She carries out extensive empirical research, writes and publishes in the area of political elites, value systems and political institutions in Africa.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Expanding the Frontiers of African Development Studies

    Asuelime, Lucky (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Climate, Causation and Society: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Past to the Future

    Hannaford, Matthew

    Pages 7-25

  • The Poor and Differential Access to Water in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Woldemariam, Berhanu (et al.)

    Pages 27-38

  • Land and Identity in Africa: A Case Study of the Banyamulenge of the Eastern Drc

    Saibel, Priya Ylona

    Pages 39-58

  • The Dynamics of the Gendered Division of Labour in Agro Forestry: A Case Study of Njelele Ward III in Gokwe Zimbabwe

    Gandari, Esther (et al.)

    Pages 59-76

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06021-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35897-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selected Themes in African Development Studies
Book Subtitle
Economic Growth, Governance and the Environment
Editors
  • Lucky Asuelime
  • Joseph Yaro
  • Suzanne Francis
Series Title
Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06022-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06022-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06021-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35897-0
Series ISSN
2198-7262
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 148
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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