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The Routledge Handbook of African Development
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"This Handbook represents a distinctively authoritative compendium of expertise addressing contemporary Africa. Attention focuses on the diverse conditions prevailing today, explanations of how they have arisen and are understood in theoretical and practical terms, and what future prospects are likely to hold. The attention to African perspectives, often distinguished from those of outsiders, as manifest in most development theory, international policy discourse and policy, is particularly welcome. The essays are clearly written and will provide an invaluable guide to those wishing to understand Africa and its place in the world." - David Simon, Director of Mistra Urban Futures, Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden and Professor of Development Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
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Tony Binns is Ron Lister Professor of Geography at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, and Visiting Professorial Fellow in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. Kenneth Lynch is a Reader in Geography in the School of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. Etienne Nel is a Professor of Geography at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, and Visiting Research Fellow, College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Contents List of figures List of tables List of boxes List of contributors Section 1 Introduction and context 1 Introduction Tony Binns, Etienne Nel and Kenneth Lynch 2 African perspectives on development Richard Vokes 3 The African idea of development Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni Section 2 History 4 Colonial Africa Erik Green 5 Post-independence Africa: challenges and opportunities Tanya Lyons and David Jolley Section 3 Social perspectives 6 Demographic characteristics, migration and employment-seeking behaviour: a case study of Ghana Joseph K. Assan, Dinar D. Kharisma and Afia A. Adaboh 7 Gender and development in Africa: a 50-year journey from women in development to gender justice Hazel Barrett 8 Inequality in Africa Philip Nel 9 Education David Stephens 10 Children Nicola Ansell 11 Diaspora Ben Page and Claire Mercer Section 4 Health 12 Health challenges Kenneth Lynch 13 The African HIV/AIDS epidemic: is the end in sight? Hazel Barrett 14 Food insecurity and famine Stephen Devereux 15 Access to essential medicines in Africa Aarti Patel Section 5 Environment 16 Water resources and development Clive Agnew 17 Wetlands Alan Dixon 18 Conservation and people Fiona Nunan 19 Ecosystem services in Africa Rebecca Kariuki, Rob Marchant and Simon Willcock Section 6 Development issues 20 African development: 'Hopeless Africa', 'Africa Rising', or somewhere in between? Tony Binns and Etienne Nel 21 Regional integration Olivier Walther 22 The Millennium Development Goals John Briggs 23 Africa's natural resource corner and BRICS Ian Taylor 24 Aid and debt John Serieux 25 Faith in development in sub-Saharan Africa Emma Tomalin and Adriaan van Klinken Section 7 Rural Africa 26 Land tenure Jon D. Unruh 27 Deagrarianisation and depeasantisation in Africa Deborah Fahy Bryceson 28 Rural development Simon Milligan and Sam Kareithi 29 Rural marketing in sub-Saharan Africa: some current issues Gina Porter 30 Rural-urban interaction and development in Africa Kenneth Lynch Section 8 Urban Africa 31 The politics of urban management and planning in African cities Andrea Rigon, Joseph M. Macarthy, Braima Koroma and Alexandre Apsan Frediani 32 Housing in Africa Kamna Patel 33 Perspectives on urban employment in Africa: the case of informal solid waste management in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Danny Simatele 34 Food security in African cities: linking urban food production with good urban governance Alec Thornton 35 The future and Africa's cities Garth Myers Section 9 Economic perspectives 36 Africa's extreme uneven development worsens during global economic turmoil Patrick Bond 37 Financial sector development, foreign direct investment and economic growth in Africa David Fielding 38 Agriculture Roy Maconachie 39 Mining Roy Maconachie 40 Supporting the SMME economy of sub-Saharan Africa: a role for business incubation Christian M. Rogerson 41 Africa's tourism economy: uneven progress and challenges Christian M. Rogerson and Jayne M. Rogerson 42 Transport Gina Porter 43 Land-grabbing in Africa Simon Batterbury and Frankline Ndi 44 The economics of and prospects for China's Africa return Lauren A. Johnston Section 10 Political perspectives on Africa's development 45 Government: African development beyond 'good governance' David Booth 46 Conflict and post-conflict Hazel Cameron 47 Human rights in Africa: impasse, backsliding, or forwards? Peris Jones 48 The International Criminal Court in Africa Jonathan Hobson 49 Corruption Philip Nel Section 11 Conclusion 50 Conclusion: looking forward Tony Binns, Etienne Nel and Kenneth Lynch Index