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  • Routledge Revivals: Economic Development and the Role of Women (1989)by Ruth Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1989, this book provides a macro-micro approach to economic development — taking account of multi-level linkages, both inter and intra, that had been missed by previous analyses. The author argues that these linkages demonstrate that social and economic change may occur from the "bottom up" household/family level and not just from... more...

  • For Humanity Or For The Umma?by Marie Juul Petersen

    Hurst 2016; US$ 44.99

    A discussion of how Muslim NGOs function and their global impact in disaster relief and development. more...

  • Development Perspectives from the Southby Munyaradzi Mawere

    Langaa RPCIG 2016; US$ 41.00

    Not so long ago, the Economist Newspaper described Africa as a hopeless continent. This damning description specifically referred to the development status of Africa. While the debate on the political and socio-economic [under-]development of Africa had been raging on prior to the Economist�s daring but controversial pronouncements, it intensified... more...

  • The Delusion of Knowledge Transferby Susanne Koch; Peter Weingart

    African Minds 2016; US$ 45.00

    With the rise of the �knowledge for development� paradigm, expert advice has become a prime instrument of foreign aid. At the same time, it has been object of repeated criticism: the chronic failure of �technical assistance� � a notion under which advice is commonly subsumed � has been documented in a host of studies. Nonetheless, international organisations... more...

  • Theorising Development in Africaby Munyaradzi Mawere

    Langaa RPCIG 2017; US$ 30.00

    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... more...

  • Underdevelopment, Development and the Future of Africaby Munyaradzi Mawere

    Langaa RPCIG 2017; US$ 45.00

    In view of the resilience of Africa�s underdevelopment, what do Africans make of their determined aspirations for development? The continent of Africa has constantly drawn global attention, most especially for both human and natural evils. Underdevelopment, it appears, is one of the most eminent threatening evils. It has plunged and promises to maintain... more...

  • Australia's Foreign Aid Dilemmaby Jack Corbett

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 145.00

    The Australian aid program faces a fundamental dilemma: how, in the absence of deep popular support, should it generate the political legitimacy required to safeguard its budget and administering institution? Australia’s Foreign Aid Dilemma tells the story of the actors who have grappled with this question over 40 years. It draws on extensive... more...

  • Learning and Volunteering Abroad for Developmentby Rebecca Tiessen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Learning/volunteer abroad programmes provide opportunities for cross-cultural understanding, partnership-building, and cooperative development, but there are also significant structural challenges and inequality of opportunity issues that result from these partnerships between host organizations in the Global South and learning/volunteer abroad for... more...

  • Les Mbengis - Migration, Gender, and Familyby Christina Atekmangoh

    Langaa RPCIG 2017; US$ 39.00

    This book is about transnational migration (familiarly called “bushfalling”) and remittance flows to Cameroon. With the current dire economic state, Cameroonians increasingly aspire to go abroad to make a living. Migrants achieve this through a collective (family) strategy and with the help of migration brokers. Relations between migrants and the family... more...

  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development in Africa - Volume 2by Florence Etta; Sheila Parvyn-Wamahiu

    International Development Research Centre 2003; US$ 30.00

    This volume examines the setting, operations, and effects of community telecentres. It describes the telecentre experiences of a variety of local and often rural communities, exploring the management structures and mechanisms that have been established to support these telecentres. The book provides profiles of telecentre usage and discusses the potential... more...