Integration development and equity economic integration in West Africa

Author: Peter Robson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113687724X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This reissue, first published in 1983, is an authoritative study of economic integration among the states of West Africa, focusing upon the issues and experience of the four main initiatives for regional integration in West Africa, namely the Economic Community of West African States, the Mano River Union, the Communauté Economique de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, and the recent initiative for the establishment of an economic and monetary union between Senegal and the Gambia.

Contending Theories on Development Aid

Author: Leslie O. Omoruyi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135180846X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This title was first published in 2001: This thorough and comprehensive examination of the nature and pattern of post-Cold War aid to sub-Saharan Africa provides incisive, comparative case studies of the motivations behind the foreign aid policies of key members of the Development Association Committee (DAC). In one of the most rigorous contemporary efforts to evaluate the adequacy of the dominant theories of international relations on an important subject like foreign aid, Dr Omoruyi eschews easy answers to the problem of Africa's marginalization in the international system. He provides thoughtful, innovative suggestions for promoting a new development partnership between industrialized countries and Africa using a sophisticated quantitative method of inquiry, making this text a valuable contribution to social science literature on research methods.

Cities Slums and Gender in the Global South

Author: Sylvia Chant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317950372
Format: PDF
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Developing regions are set to account for the vast majority of future urban growth, and women and girls will become the majority inhabitants of these locations in the Global South. This is one of the first books to detail the challenges facing poorer segments of the female population who commonly reside in ‘slums’. It explores the variegated disadvantages of urban poverty and slum-dwelling from a gender perspective. This book revolves around conceptualisation of the ‘gender-urban-slum interface’ which explains key elements to understanding women’s experiences in slum environments. It has a specific focus on the ways in which gender inequalities are can be entrenched but also alleviated. Included is a review of the demographic factors which are increasingly making cities everywhere ‘feminised spaces’, such as increased rural-urban migration among women, demographic ageing, and rising proportions of female-headed households in urban areas. Discussions focus in particular on education, paid and unpaid work, access to land, property and urban services, violence, intra-urban mobility, and political participation and representation. This book will be of use to researchers and professionals concerned with gender and development, urbanisation and rural-urban migration.

Encyclopedia of African American Education

Author: Kofi Lomotey
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452261482
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Each topic in this 2-volume encyclopedia is discussed as it relates to the education of African Americans. The entries provide a comprehensive overview of educational institutions at every level, from preschool through graduate and professional training, with special attention to historically and predominantly Black colleges and universities. The encyclopedia follows the struggle of African Americans to achieve equality in education—beginning among an enslaved population and evolving into the present—as the efforts of many remarkable individuals furthered this cause through court decisions and legislation. A unique appendix, "The Complete Bibliography of the Journal of Negro Education, 1932-2008," includes listings of the tables of contents and reprinted articles on segregation, desegregation, and equality. Key Features Highlights individuals, organizations, and publications that have had a significant impact on African American education Incorporates discussions of curriculum, concepts, theories, and alternative models of education that facilitate the learning process Addresses the topics of gender and sexual orientation, religion, and the media Key Themes Alternative educational models Associations and organizations Biographies Collegiate education Curriculum Economics Gender Graduate and professional education Historically Black colleges and universities Legal cases Precollegiate Education Psychology and human development Public policy Publications Religious institutions Segregation/Desegregation The encyclopedia is valuable resource for students, educators, and scholars of education—and all readers who seek an understanding of African American education, both historically and in the 21st century.

Handbook of Africa s International Relations

Author: Tim Murithi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113663696X
Format: PDF
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Africa’s international relations have often been defined and oriented by the dominant international and geopolitical agendas of the day. In the aftermath of colonialism the Cold War became a dominant paradigm that defined the nature of the continent’s relationship with the rest of the world. The contemporary forces of globalization are now exerting an undue influence and impact upon Africa’s international relations. Increasingly, the African continent is emerging as a vocal, and in some respects an influential, actor in international relations. There is a paucity of analysis and research on this emerging trend. This timely book proposes to fill this analytical gap by engaging with a wide range of issues, with chapters written by experts on a variety of themes. The emerging political prominence of the African continent on the world stage is predicated on an evolving internal process of continental integration. In particular, there are normative and policy efforts to revive the spirit of Pan-Africanism: the 21st century is witnessing the evolution of Pan-Africanism, notably through the constitution and establishment of the African Union (AU). Given the fact that there is a dearth of analysis on this phenomemon, this volume will also interrogate the notion of Pan-Africanism through various lenses – notably peace and security, development, the environment and trade. The volume will also engage with the emerging role of the AU as an international actor, e.g. with regard to its role in the reform of the United Nations Security Council, climate change, the International Criminal Court (ICC), the treaty establishing Africa as a nuclear-free zone, Internally Displaced Persons, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), international trade, the environment, public health issues, security, and development issues. This book will assess how the AU’s role as an international actor is complicated by the difficulty of promoting consensus among African states and then maintaining that consensus in the face of often divergent national interests. This book will in part assess the role of the AU in articulating collective and joint policies and in making interventions in international decision and policy-making circles. The Handbook will also assess the role of African social movements and their relationship with global actors. The role of African citizens in ameliorating their own conditions is often underplayed in the international relations discourse, and this volume will seek to redress this oversight. Throughout the book the various chapters will also assess the role that these citizen linkages have contributed towards continental integration and in confronting the challenges of globalization.

World Investment Directory 1996

Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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This Directory provides data on foreign direct investment & related variables. It gives basic data on firms, the legal framework within which investments take place & bibliographic information pertaining to the role of transnational corporations in individual countries.

Development Geography

Author: Rupert Hodder
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415142113
Format: PDF
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Development Geography is an informative and vibrant introductory level text, with a wealth of contrasting case-studies and illustrations. Written to stimulate critical thought and discussion about development, it does not assume any clear-cut distinction between 'developed' and 'developing' parts of the world. Case-studies highlight the problems and possible solutions at local, national and international scales. These include: * food production in Senegal * Disney in China * Hurricane Mitch in Honduras * corruption in Bulgaria * further studies from Russia, Bangladesh and Vietnam. Development Geography is the fifth book to be published in the popular modular text series Routledge Contemporary Human Geography.