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  • Unexpected Outcomesby Carol Wise; Leslie Elliott Armijo; Saori N. Katada

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    This volume documents and explains the remarkable resilience of emerging market nations in East Asia and Latin America when faced with the global financial crisis in 2008-2009. Their quick bounceback from the crisis marked a radical departure from the past, such as when the 1982 debt shocks produced a decade-long recession in Latin America or when... more...

  • Africa's Information Revolutionby James T. Murphy; Pá Carmody; draig

    Wiley 2015; US$ 45.00

    Africa’s Information Revolution presents an in-depth examination of the development and economic geographies accompanying the rapid diffusion of new ICTs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Represents the first book-length comparative case study ICT diffusion in Africa of its kind Confronts current information and communication technologies for development... more...

  • Re-thinking Development in Africaby Komla Tsey

    Langaa RPCIG 2011; US$ 22.80

    In this thought provoking book, Komla Tsey argues that if governments, NGOs, development donor agencies and researchers are serious about development in Africa, they need to get down to ground level, both metaphorically and literally. They must search deep into Africa?s own rich oral traditions by creating space and opportunity for ordinary Africans,... more...

  • Africa: Facing Human Security Challenges in the 21st Centuryby Tatah Mentan

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 43.70

    Africa?s dynamic security environment is characterized by great diversity?from conventional challenges such as insurgencies, resource and identity conflicts, and post-conflict stabilization to growing threats from piracy, narcotics trafficking, violent extremism, and organized crime taking root in urban slums, among others. This precarious environment... more...

  • Access to Microfinance and Financial Training for Innovative Urban Sustainabilityby Musau Mutisya

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 34.20

    The Kenyan population is highly concentrated in urban centres, leading to increased social, economic and environmental strains, with a significant percentage of urban dwellers living in sprawling slums. Urban development is increasingly a major focus, especially in the fight against urban sustainability problems. There is little practical orientation... more...

  • The HISOFE Dictionary of Midnight Politicsby Ateh-Afac Fossungu

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 31.00

    Building on Fossungu?s earlier works, and essentially providing Africa with original, critical, and multi-level analyses of the trio of globalization, democracy, and national determination, this book theorizes that African states have to unite in order to have any impact in the global economy. Using the failure of the Cameroon Goodwill Association... more...

  • As Long as They Don't Bury Me Hereby Inge Tvedten

    Basler Afrika Bibliographien 2011; US$ 32.30

    An increasing number of poor Southern Africans live in poverty-stricken urban slums or shantytowns. Focusing on four shantytowns in the northern Namibian town of Oshakati, this book analyses the coping strategies of the poorest sections of such populations. The study is based on fieldwork conducted intermittently during a period of ten years. It combines... more...

  • Naming the Landby J. Taylor

    Basler Afrika Bibliographien 2012; US$ 32.30

    This book encompasses a history of identity-building amongst Khwe San people, and of contestations for authority over land and natural resources in Namibia's West Caprivi. The politics of authority in this contested borderland area were significantly shaped by state and NGO interventions into local institutions and land use between the late 1930s and... more...

  • Cameroon's Predicamentsby Tse Angwafo

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 30.40

    This book deals with a variety of socio-cultural, economic and political problems facing Cameroon and the rest of Africa, with particular reference to unemployment, corruption, poverty, criminality, violence, insecurity, and moral decadence. It presents a critical analysis of government policies from the colonial era to the present time; arguing that... more...

  • Rethinking Canadian Aidby Stephen Brown; Molly den Heyer; David R. Black

    University of Ottawa Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In 2013, the government abolished the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), which had been Canada?s flagship foreign aid agency for decades, and transferred its functions to the newly renamed Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). As the government is rethinking Canadian aid and its relationship with other foreign... more...