African Perspectives on Development

Controversies, Dilemmas & Openings Ulf Himmelstrand, Kabiru Kinyanjui, E. K. Mburugu. James Currey Ltd 54b Thornhill Square Islington , London N1 1BE St Martin's Press , Incorporated 175 Fifth Avenue New York , New York 10010 Baobab ...

African Perspectives on Development

Theoretical perspectives on the crisis of development theories.

Contemporary Issues in Africa s Development

Whither the African Renaissance? ... Ulf Himmelstrand, “Perspectives, Controversies and Dilemmas in the Study of African Development”, in African Perspectives on Development: Controversies, Dilemmas and Openings, ...

Contemporary Issues in Africa s Development

This volume reports on the state of crisis in Africa in the early twenty-first century. Africa, on the eve of the ‘independence revolution’, was the continent of hope and high expectations. By the third decade of independence, optimism had been replaced by dismality. African states had been beset by ethno-political squabbles, military rule, civil wars, Islamic and insurgent movements, extreme poverty and disease. With the ascent of redemocratization in the 1990s and of ‘new’ pan-Africanism derived from the formation of the African Union, Africa appeared set to claim its vaunted destiny. This book asks, with hindsight to the first decade of the twenty-first century: how real was the renaissance in African life? If the dismal African condition is a phase in the historical development of Africa, this volume does not see any golden age in the past to which Africa aspires to return. There is clearly a continuation and persistence of crisis, with an absence of good governance, personalisation of state power, widespread disease, and policy failure in education, economy and infrastructural development. Although endowed with abundant human and natural resources, Africa remains the least developed and most indebted continent. Whither then the African Renaissance? The methodologies that underpin the contributions in this book are as diverse as the specialisations of the contributors. The collection questions ideologically protected assumptions and presumptions, presenting Africa as it is, because it is only by knowing where Africa truly stands that a proper direction can be charted for it.

The Coronavirus Crisis and Challenges to Social Development

Perspectives, controversies and dilemmas in the study of African development. In U. Himmelstrand, K. Kinyanjui, & E. Mburugu (Eds.), African perspectives on development: Controversies, dilemmas and openings (pp. 16–36). James Currey.

The Coronavirus Crisis and Challenges to Social Development

This book is a novel contribution to academic discourses on the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and how it has impacted societies globally. It proffers an overview on the social development and political measures, from both the Global North and Global South, to prevent COVID-19's spread. It illuminates major social, political and economic challenges that already existed in different contexts and which are also currently being amplified by COVID-19. Curiously, this global pandemic has opened spaces for different actors, across the globe, to begin to fundamentally question and challenge the hegemony of the Global North, which sometimes is evident in social work. Linked to the foregoing and while reflecting beyond the pandemic and into the future, the book proposes that social work must become more political at all levels, and strive to transform societies, global social development efforts, and economic and health systems. This contributed volume of 38 chapters discusses and analyses ethical, social, sociological, social work and social development issues that complement and enrich available literature in the socio-political, economics, public health, medical ethics and political science. It provides various case studies which should enable readers to gain insights into how countries have responded to the pandemic and learn how COVID-19 negatively impacted countries in different parts of the world. This book also provides a platform for the articulation of neglected and marginalized voices, such as those of indigenous populations, the poor, or oppressed. The chapters are grouped according to three main themes as they relate to research on the COVID-19 pandemic and social work in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America: Analysis: Social Issues and the COVID-19 Pandemic Strategies and Responses in Social Work: Globally and Locally Outlook: Looking Ahead Beyond the Pandemic Intended to engage a global, diverse and interdisciplinary audience, The Coronavirus Crisis and Challenges to Social Development is a timely and relevant resource for academics, students and researchers in inter alia Social Work, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, and Development Studies.

Africa s Geography

“Entrepreneurship, Industrialization & the National Bourgeoisie in Africa.” In Himmelstrand, U., Kinyan- jui, K., and Mburugu, E. (Eds.) African Perspectives on Development: Controversies, Dilemmas & Openings.

Africa s Geography

Africa's Geography presents a comprehensive exploration of the world’s second largest and most culturally diverse continent. Author Benjamin Ofori-Amoah challenges common misconceptions and misrepresentations of Africa from a geographical perspective, harnessing the power of modern geographic mapping technology to explore this unique continent. This text provides thorough coverage of the historical, cultural, economic, and political forces that continue to shape Africa, applying geographic context to relevant past and contemporary issues. Coverage of economic development, climate and biogeography, transportation and communication, manufacturing and commerce, and mining and agriculture provides foundational knowledge of this vast and complex continent. Ideally suited for multiple areas of classroom study, this text offers an effective and flexible pedagogical framework. Coverage of the entirety of Africa enables students to develop a cohesive portrait of the continent as a whole and identify the dynamism of its nations, cultures, and economies. Engaging and accessible narrative strengthens comprehension, while examples of historical and contemporary events increase student interest. Innovative and unique, Africa’s Geography is an essential resource for cross-disciplinary investigation of this fascinating part of the world.

African Voices on Structural Adjustment

A Companion to Our Continent, Our Future Codesria, International Development Research Centre (Canada) P. Thandika ... In: U. Himmelstrand, et al., eds., African Perspectives on Development: Controversies, Dilemmas and Openings, E.A.E.P, ...

African Voices on Structural Adjustment

African Voices on Structural Adjustment presents 14 in-depth studies on the history and future of structural adjustment in Africa. Each study appraises the performance of structural adjustment policies (SAPs) with respect to a particular sector or issue. Each evaluates the compatibility of SAPs with the requirements for long-term development in Africa. And, most importantly, each presents a truly African perspective. The contributors represent an outstanding collection of leading African economists and development experts. This volume is intended as a companion to Our Continent, Our Future. It will appeal to students, professors, academics, and researchers in development, economics, and African studies; professionals in donor organizations around the world; and economic policymakers in both the governmental and non-governmental sectors

Manoeuvring in an Environment of Uncertainty

Ekeh, P. E. (1994), 'The Public Realm and Public Finance in Africa', in U. Himmelstrand, K. Kinayanjui and E. Mburugu (eds), African Perspectives on Development: Controversies, Dilemmas and Openings, pp. 234-248, E.A.E.P., Nairobi, ...

Manoeuvring in an Environment of Uncertainty

This title was first published in 2000. Recent years have seen tremendous economic and political changes in Sub-Saharan Africa. The contributors to this volume focus on the pressing problem of how actors in their everyday life, political and social action handle uncertainty. With the help of rich empirical material from different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the authors try to understand how actors react, manoeuver, organize and make their actions meaningful in an environment characterized by unpredictability and change.

Becoming Designers

African perspectives on development: Controversies, dilemmas & openings. London: James Currey, 1994 33 Hirshman, M. 'Women and development: A critique', in M Marchand & J Parpart (Eds) Feminism, postmodernism, development.

Becoming Designers

&Quot;The book provides a valuable and timely response to a growing debate in the design world about the discipline's changing needs and ambitions. As such it will appeal to students, academics and practising designers alike and makes a real contribution to understanding the challenges of design today."--BOOK JACKET.

Essays on Contemporary Issues in African Philosophy

Discourse on development among African philosophers. In U. Himmelstrand, K. Kinyanjui, & E. Mburugu (Eds.), African perspectives on development. Controversies, dilemmas & openings (pp. 51–60). London: James Currey et al.

Essays on Contemporary Issues in African Philosophy

This volume is a collection of chapters about contemporary issues within African philosophy. They are issues African philosophy must grapple with to demonstrate its readiness to make a stand against some of the challenges society faces in the coming decade such as xenophobia, Afro-phobia, extreme poverty, democratic failure and migration. The text covers new methodical directions and there is focus on the conversationalist, complementarist and consolationist movements within the field as well as the place of the Indigenous Knowledge System.The collection speaks to African philosophy’s place in intellectual history with coverage of African Ethics and African socio-political philosophy. Contributors come from a variety of different backgrounds, institutions and countries. Through their innovative ideas, they provide fresh insight and intellectual energy. The book appeals to philosophy students and researchers.

Contemporary Issues in Management Developmnt in Africa

Osaghae, E. E. (1994), Ethnicity in Africa or African ethnicity: The search for a contextual understanding, in U. Himmelstrand, K. Kinyanjui, and E. Mburugu (eds), African perspectives on development: Controversies, dilemmas & openings.

Contemporary Issues in Management Developmnt in Africa

Contemporary Issues in Management Development in Africa is jointly published with the University of Ghana Business School in response to the growing importance of Africa in global business discourse. The book spans the broad areas of management development in Africa and addresses a wide variety of issues that are critical for Africa's economic and social development, including their implications for management development. Whilst the book's focus is on recent and contemporary development issues, it situates the discourses within historical contexts. For this, the first section of the book is on the historical review of management development in Africa; section two deals with contemporary management issues while the third section is on the policy and institutional perspectives of management development in Africa. The book is an essential reading for students and scholars of international business, finance, economics, accounting, corporate governance and general management. It should be equally a useful guide for practitioners and policy makers alike.

International Development Governance

Are current development process and paradigms essentially repetitions of past endeavors and failures? ... perspectives on development, in African Perspectives on Development: Controversies, Dilemmas and Openings, Himmelstrand, U., ...

International Development Governance

The establishment of good governance is a major challenge for the developing world, along with the need to sustain the progress resulting from developmental efforts. Although there are numerous studies on the development and governance of emerging nations, few volumes make a serious effort to bring together these two critical concepts. International Development Governance combines the two concepts - development and governance - by examining the issues and problems faced by nations in their attempts to establish sustainable governance. This textbook also initiates discussions on the concept of development governance in an international context. The book fills the gap in existing literature by drawing upon the experience and expertise of scholars from a broad spectrum of knowledge. Their views explain the issues and problems with reference to a number of tools that could establish "development governance" and sustain it. The text offers in-depth examinations of developmental sectors, resulting in a textbook that will inspire future public officials, policy makers, and consultants to contribute to the betterment of life for citizens of developing countries.

Moving in Circles

Himmelstrand, U. (1994) 'Perspectives, Controversies and Dilemmas in the Study of African Development' in Himmelstrand, U., Kinyanjui, K. and Mburugu, E. African Perspectives on Development: Controversies, dilemmas and openings.

Moving in Circles

Moving in Circles draws on Walter Rodney's treatise on underdevelopment. Underdevelopment is to be associated with various factors contributing to the uncertainties that lack of progress begets, regardless of its genesis. Some of the indicators of this condition are pervasive poverty, liquidation of productive assets, and precarious livelihoods. Uncertainty stands out as a cost as it is also a catalyst for low investment in agriculture, low returns non-agricultural activities, inconsistent approach to planning and rule of law and more generally socio-economic backwardness. Development should in a broad sense entail meeting human needs, actualization of local and domestic potential and liberation from uncertainty. In the long term, for 'development' talk to be meaningful, there is a need for progressive transformation of underlying structures, improvement in productive capacity and general adherence to principles of good governance: openness and transparency, accountability and meaningful popular engagement.

Where is Uhuru

Reflections on the Struggle for Democracy in Africa Issa G. Shivji Godwin Murunga ... U., Kinyanjui, K. & Mburugu, E., eds., African Perspectives on Development: Controversies, Dilemmas and Openings, Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota.

Where is Uhuru

Neoliberal policies promised to correct multiple distortions in postcolonial Africa. But democratic politics, land reform, rights and freedom all suffered. Shivji calls for Africa-centred thinking that embraces the continent's right to self-determination.

Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa

4. Osaghae, E.E., (1994), 'Ethnicity in Africa or African Ethnicity: The Search for a Contextual Understanding', in U.Himmelstrand, et al. (eds), African Perspectives on Development: Controversies, Dilemmas and Openings, James Currey, ...

Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa

This title was first published in 2001. Investigating the relations between ethnicity and governance in Asia and Africa and going well beyond traditional and orthodox treatments, this volume is not only a stimulating text, but also an invaluable tool for original and innovative research.

The African Union and New Strategies for Development in Africa

African perspectives on development: Controversies, dilemmas & openings. London: James Currey. Hyden, G. (1980). Beyond Ujamaa in Tanzania: Underdevelopment and an uncaptured peasantry. Los Angeles: University of California Press.

The African Union and New Strategies for Development in Africa

The early twenty-first century witnessed remarkable attempts by Africa's political leadership to promote regional integration as a means of fast-tracking economic progress, facilitating peace and security, consolidating democratic gains, and promoting the general welfare of the African people. The transition of the Organization of Unity (OAU) to the African Union (AU), as well as the foisting of a new economic blueprint for the continent-the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), combined with the growing role of the regional economic communities (RECs) in harmonizing and creating subregional norms and standards in the political and economic arena suggests a new trend towards regionalism in Africa. Indeed, in the new regional integration architecture, the RECs are considered to be the building blocks of the integration process led by the African Union. This new impetus of a regional development strategy was largely prompted by the slow pace of economic progress on the continent, the increasing marginalization of Africa in the global economy, and the need to create regional resources and standards that would benefit the continent in all spheres of social life. A painful realization became obvious that small micro-states in Africa sticking to their political independence and sovereignty would hardly make much progress in an increasingly globalised world. A macro-states' approach of regional integration has assumed Africa's new strategy to intervene in and integrate with a globalizing world. The current regional trend in Africa has received very little scholarly attention especially in a systematic and comprehensive way. This is due partly to the fact that the processes are currently unfolding and there is still uncertainty in the outcomes. Poor documentation and the dearth of primary materials (especially from the regional institutions) also contribute to the lack of scholarly work in this area. This study assembles the voices of some of the most seasoned African and Africanist scholars who have constantly, in one way or another, interacted with the integration process in Africa and kept abreast of the developments therein, and seeks to capture those developments in a nuanced manner in the economic, political and social spheres. The essence of this book is to analyze those processes--teasing out the issues, problems, challenges and major policy recommendations, with tentative conclusions on Africa's regional development trajectory. The book therefore fills major knowledge and policy gaps in Africa's regional development agenda. This book is a landmark contribution in a systematic attempt to comprehend Africa's regional development strategy led by the African Union. It examines the background, nuances, and dimensions of the process, which include the basis and historiography of pan-Africanism, the transition of the OAU to the AU, the issue of popular participation in development, the NEPAD and APRM initiatives, the evolving regional peace and security architecture, and the efforts of regional institutions to facilitate democracy, human rights, rule of law and good governance on the continent. The book underscores the fact that formidable obstacles and challenges abound in the trajectory, politics, and processes of this regional development paradigm, especially as Africa navigates an uncertain future in a deeply divided and unequal yet globalised World. The book constitutes a major reference material and compendium for a wide range of readers--students and scholars of African affairs and African development, policy makers both in Africa and the western countries, regional and international institutions and organizations, and all those interested in the past, present and future of Africa's development process.

The Failure of the United Nations Development Programs for Africa

Development Theory and Changing Trends in Sub - Saharan African Economies 1960-89 , " in Himmelstrand , Ulf , Kabiru Kinyanjui and Edward Mburugu ( Eds . ) African Perspectives on Development : Controversies , Dilemmas and Openings .

The Failure of the United Nations Development Programs for Africa

This work explains why the two U.N. development programs for Africa in the 1980s and 1990s, UNPAAERD and UNNADAF, failed. It argues that institutional weaknesses of the U.N. and constraints imposed by the world economic order contributed to the failure of these programs.

Sustainability in Sub Saharan Africa

Problems, Perspectives, and Prospects Jennifer L. De Maio, Suzanne Scheld, Mintesnot Woldeamanuel. Babb, S. (2005). ... African Perspectives on Development: Controversies, Dilemmas and Openings. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sustainability in Sub Saharan Africa

The book integrates the theory, practice, ethics, and policy of sustainability to better evaluate the implications for problems and responses to sustainable development in Africa. Chapters from leading scholars provide context and a deeper understanding of the critical issues in sustainability in the sub-Saharan African world.

International Bibliography of Economics 1994

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International Bibliography of Economics 1994

The IBSS is the essential tool for librarians, university departments, research institutions and any public or private institutions whose work requires access to up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of the social sciences.

Theorising Development in Africa

Towards Building an African Framework of Development Mawere, Munyaradzi. Carter, T. S. 1997. ... Eds. Introduction to African perspectives on development: Controversies, dilemmas and openings, James Currey: London.

Theorising Development in Africa

How come Africa is so underdeveloped when it is one of the richest continents on earth? Indeed, Africa is a paradox: it is poor and rich at the same time! Resource-wise, Africa is among the top richest continents in the world, yet development-wise it is the poorest of all continents. This paradox desperately needs comprehensive theoretical unpacking and rethinking if Africa is to achieve breakthroughs to the multifaceted development-related problems that have haunted it since the beginning of its unequal encounters with Europe. Regrettably, current Eurocentric development theories fall short on several fronts. The need for a comprehensive body of knowledge –theories and models – from the perspective of Africans persists in urgency. The present volume is an attempt to theorise Africa’s [under-]development with a view to provide a sustainable enduring framework of operations that will arrest the elusive predicament of the continent while taking it forward from its current position of passivity. It rethinks and re-imagines a number of externally imposed problematic mechanisms used (un-)consciously in Africa, with the intention to raise awareness and foster critical thinking in scholars and scholarship on African development. With its predicament-oriented theorising, the book is a pacesetter on how to think and research Africa’s [under-]development. It is also an invaluable asset for social scientists, policy makers, development practitioners, civil society activists and politicians.

African Women s Unique Vulnerabilities to HIV AIDS

... development processes in Africa: Current and future perspectives (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999); Ulf Himmelstrand, Kabiru Kinyanjui, and Edward Mburugu (Eds.), African perspectives on development: Controversies, dilemmas and openings ...

African Women s Unique Vulnerabilities to HIV AIDS

This is an in-depth look at the biomedical, socio-cultural, economic, legal and political, and educational vulnerabilities faced by the population that is most vulnerable to the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS: African women.

Legitimate Governance in Africa

International and Domestic Legal Perspectives Edward Kofi Quashigah, Obiora Chinedu Okafor ... in U. Himmelstrand , K. Kinyanjui & E. Mburugu , eds . , African Perspectives on Development : Controversies , Dilemmas and Openings ( New ...

Legitimate Governance in Africa

Part I - Introduction.