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Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

The Political Economy of Xenophobia in Africa

Editors: Akinola, Adeoye O. (Ed.)

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  •  Presents a holistic approach to understanding xenophobia in Africa
  •  Examines the presence, history and future of xenophobia in several African nations through country-specific case studies
  •  Moves beyond the standard study of the existence of xenophobia in Africa and offers policy solutions for the long term
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This book analyzes the phenomenon of xenophobia across African countries. With its roots in colonialism, which coercively created modern states through border delineation and the artificial merging and dividing of communities, xenophobia continues to be a barrier to post-colonial sustainable peace and security and socio-economic and political development in Africa. This volume critically assesses how xenophobia has impacted the three elements of political economy: state, economy and society.  Beginning with historical and theoretical analysis to put xenophobia in context, the book moves on to country-specific case studies discussing the nature of xenophobia in Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Ghana and Zimbabwe. The chapters furthermore explore both violent and non-violent manifestations of xenophobia, and analyze how state responses to xenophobia affects African states, economies, and societies, especially in those cases where xenophobia has widespread institutional support.  Providing a theoretical understanding of xenophobia and proffering sustainable solutions to the proliferation of xenophobia in the continent, this book is of use to researchers and students interested in political science, African politics, peace studies, security, and development economics, as well as policy-makers working to eradicate xenophobia in Africa.

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Akinola holds a Doctoral Degree in Political Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience at the following Universities: Obafemi Awolowo University, University of KwaZulu-Natal and University of Zululand. Upon completion of a 2-year Postdoctoral fellowship in Public Governance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, he is presently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Public Administration and Political Science, University of Zululand, South Africa. He is widely published, and was the recipient of the 2013 UPEACE/IDRC Doctoral Award, Africa Programme for Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) 2015 and South African National Research Foundation, and KIC Individual Travel Grants in 2016. He specializes in African Political Economy, Globalization, Governance, Peace and Conflict Studies.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Understanding Xenophobia in Africa

    Pages 1-7

    Akinola, Adeoye O.

  • Crisis of Identity and Xenophobia in Africa: The Imperative of a Pan-African Thought Liberation

    Pages 9-22

    Oloruntoba, Samuel

  • The Scourge of Xenophobia: From Botswana to Zambia

    Pages 23-35

    Akinola, Adeoye O.

  • The Context of Xenophobia in Africa: Nigeria and South Africa in Comparison

    Pages 37-51

    Oni, Ebenezer O. (et al.)

  • Nigeria’s Attitude Towards South Africa’s Perceived Xenophobia: Exploring a Shared Hegemonic Power for Africa’s Development

    Pages 53-67

    Ogunnubi, Olusola (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Economy of Xenophobia in Africa
Editors
  • Adeoye O. Akinola
Series Title
Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64897-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64897-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64896-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87897-3
Series ISSN
2198-7262
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 180
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