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Social Indicators Research Series

The Development of Africa

Issues, Diagnoses and Prognoses

Editors: Akanle, Olayinka, Adésìnà, Jìmí Olálékan (Eds.)

  • Expands scholarly and practice knowledge on Africa’s development trajectoriesPresents an academic, pragmatic, practical and policy toolkit for Africa’s development problemsProvides new conceptual frameworks for understanding and solving Africa’s development problems within broader global sustainable development strategies

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About this book

This volume analyses many of the real development challenges confronting the African continent, presenting fresh and current objective examinations, narratives, interpretations and pathways to the continent’s development. It interrogates and answers established, critical, current and pragmatic problems confronting Africa today, and provides workable pathways out of the development problems, so that scholarship, policy and practice will be positively impacted. This volume adds great depth and extended breadth to the knowledge base on development of Africa. It provides excellent resources for academics, scholars, student, policy makers and all those interested in issues affecting Africa’s development.

About the authors

Olayinka Akanle, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SARChI Chair in Social Policy, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa. He is also a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of The Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has won scholarly awards like being a World Social Science Fellow (WSSF) of The International Social Science Council (ISSC), Paris, France, Laureate of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and awardee, University of Ibadan Postgraduate School Prize for scholarly publication. He has published widely in journals, books, technical reports and encyclopedia. His research interests include: Development Studies, Sociology, Social Sciences, Social Policy, Social Theory, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Child, Youth, Gender and the Family in Post-Colonial Africa.

Jimi Adesina is Professor and the DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Social Policy at the College of Graduate Studies, University of Sou

th Africa. Previously Professor of Sociology at Rhodes University and Professor and Head of Department at the University of the Western Cape, he serves on the Boards of the UN Research Institute for Social Development (Geneva). His research interests include Social Policy, Social Theory, and the Political Economy of Africa’s Development.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Development of Africa: Issues, Diagnoses and Prognoses

    Akanle, Olayinka (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Conceptualizing and Framing Realities of Africa’s Development

    Akintunde, Abel Akintoye (et al.)

    Pages 9-28

  • Africa and the Development Narratives: Occurrences, History and Theories

    Agugua, Augustine Okechukwu

    Pages 29-52

  • Theorizing Africa’s Development Problem

    Sawadogo, Natéwindé (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

  • Poverty in Africa

    Omomowo, Kolawole Emmanuel

    Pages 69-94

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66242-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66241-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Development of Africa
Book Subtitle
Issues, Diagnoses and Prognoses
Editors
  • Olayinka Akanle
  • Jìmí Olálékan Adésìnà
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
71
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66242-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66242-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66241-1
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 412
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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