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  • 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...

  • The State and the Advocateby Teresita Cruz-del Rosario

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This book seeks to demonstrate the role of public policy in support of equitable and inclusive development. The achievement of this overarching goal rests on an assumption that development does not happen by chance or by accident, but rather, through the deliberate application of analytical tools which public policy is able to provide. Set within... more...

  • Clay Water Brickby Jessica Jackley; Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    In the tradition of Kabul Beauty School and Start Something That Matters comes an inspiring story of social entrepreneurship from the co-founder of Kiva, the first online microlending platform for the working poor. Featuring lessons learned from successful businesses in the world?s poorest countries, Jessica Jackley?s Clay Water Brick will motivate... more...

  • Indonesiaby Howard W. Beers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The need to find solutions to the grave economic and political problems faced by Indonesia presents a constant challenge. In this volume, scholars in a variety of fields study a broad spectrum of the problems of this new nation. Their overall focus centers on Indonesia's land and population with emphasis on the most efficient means of developing physical... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...