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International Political Economy Series

Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Development in Africa

Editors: Arthur, Peter K., Hanson, Kobena, Puplampu, Korbla P. (Eds.)

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  • Enhances our understanding of the role of disruptive technologies and innovation in Africa
  • Addresses governance and human capital issues in national elections, higher education and human capital development
  • Identifies the implications and disruptive possibilities of development initiatives through demonstrated cases of successes and failures of technology and innovation
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This book examines how disruptive technologies and innovation underpin the attainment of a broader development agenda in Africa.  Contributors show how distinctive forms of technological innovation can impact critical development processes. For example, disruptive technologies can deepen the ongoing democratic and governance waves in Africa, specifically in the area of contested elections. Similarly, innovations in agriculture, the environment and energy promote changes in value chain agriculture, and the use of sensors to manage e-waste and sustainable energy conservation are also transforming established practices. Furthermore, the role of disruptive technologies and innovation in education, health, financial services and the nature of paid work cannot be ignored. Individually and collectively, the authors discuss and highlight the mechanisms and initiatives that can contribute to the realization of the development goals of African countries, especially in a period where disruptive technologies are rapidly changing how things are done. As a result, this book, which represents one of the most recent systematic efforts to bring together dialogue on disruptive technologies in Africa, will be of particular use and benefit to a wide and an eclectic audience.

About the authors

 Peter Arthur is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 Kobena T. Hanson is Principal Evaluation Capacity Development Officer at the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

 Korbla P. Puplampu teaches in the Department of Sociology at Grant MacEwan University, Canada.



Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Transformation in Africa: The Present and Future

    Pages 3-13

    Puplampu, Korbla P. (et al.)

  • Disruptive Technologies, Democracy, Governance and National Elections in Africa: Back to the Future?

    Pages 17-38

    Arthur, Peter

  • Agricultural Research and Innovation: Disruptive Technologies and Value-Chain Development in Africa

    Pages 39-61

    Puplampu, Korbla P. (et al.)

  • Scientific Innovations and the Environment: Integrated Smart Sensors, Pollution and E-waste in Africa

    Pages 63-84

    Mugo, Samuel M. (et al.)

  • Disruptive Technologies, Sustainable Energy Generation and Storage as Forms of Green Economy

    Pages 85-113

    Ofori-Amoah, Benjamin

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-40647-9
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-40646-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Development in Africa
Editors
  • Peter K. Arthur
  • Kobena Hanson
  • Korbla P. Puplampu
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40647-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40647-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40646-2
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 312
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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