Africa South of the Sahara Third Edition

Africa South of the Sahara  Third Edition

Three countries—South Africa, Nigeria, and Angola—account for about three-fifths of total exports from Africa south of the Sahara. Trade in goods in 2009 ...

Author: Robert Stock

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462508136

Category: Social Science

Page: 593

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This authoritative, widely adopted text provides a broad introduction to the geography of Africa south of the Sahara. The book analyzes the political, economic, social, and environmental processes that shape resource use and development in this large, diverse region. Students gain a context for understanding current development debates and addressing questions about the nature and sustainability of contemporary changes. Timely topics include the rise of foreign investment in Africa, the evolving geographies of rural-urban linkages, the birth of the Republic of South Sudan, and advances in the struggle against HIV/AIDS. New to This Edition: *Fully updated to reflect the latest data and trends in development. *Chapters on development theory, cultural and societal diversity, the political geography of postindependence Africa, economic integration, and the geography of poverty. *Substantially revised coverage of gender dynamics, urban living environments, mineral and energy resources, and many other topics. Pedagogical Features *Vignettes in every chapter that provide detailed case studies from a variety of countries and elaborate on key concepts. *Recommendations for further reading on each topic, including print and online sources. *Companion website with downloadable PowerPoint slides of all original figures, photos, and tables. *An extensive glossary.
Categories: Social Science

United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justice

United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justice

Principles, Politics, and Pragmatics Zachary D. Kaufman ... Rwanda: Recent History, in AFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA 2010, 968 (Iain Frame ed., 2009).

Author: Zachary D. Kaufman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190668419

Category: Law

Page: 384

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In United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justice: Principles, Politics, and Pragmatics, Zachary D. Kaufman explores the U.S. government's support for, or opposition to, certain transitional justice institutions. By first presenting an overview of possible responses to atrocities (such as war crimes tribunals) and then analyzing six historical case studies, Kaufman evaluates why and how the United States has pursued particular transitional justice options since World War II. This book challenges the "legalist" paradigm, which postulates that liberal states pursue war crimes tribunals because their decision-makers hold a principled commitment to the rule of law. Kaufman develops an alternative theory-"prudentialism"-which contends that any state (liberal or illiberal) may support bona fide war crimes tribunals. More generally, prudentialism proposes that states pursue transitional justice options, not out of strict adherence to certain principles, but as a result of a case-specific balancing of politics, pragmatics, and normative beliefs. Kaufman tests these two competing theories through the U.S. experience in six contexts: Germany and Japan after World War II, the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103, the 1990-1991 Iraqi offenses against Kuwaitis, the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, and the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Kaufman demonstrates that political and pragmatic factors featured as or more prominently in U.S. transitional justice policy than did U.S. government officials' normative beliefs. Kaufman thus concludes that, at least for the United States, prudentialism is superior to legalism as an explanatory theory in transitional justice policymaking.
Categories: Law

An Introduction to African Politics

An Introduction to African Politics

Canadian Journal of African Studies. ... Africa South of the Sahara 1997. ... 2001. www.state.gov/ documents/organization/1598.pdf[Accessed: 16 July 2009].

Author: Alex Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135160708

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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An Introduction to African Politics provides an ideal gateway for individuals seeking to make sense of the dynamic and diverse political systems that are a feature of this fascinating part of the world.
Categories: Political Science

AIDS Sex and Culture

AIDS  Sex  and Culture

Global Politics and Survival in Southern Africa Ida Susser. This edition first published 2009 ... Preventive Health Services—Africa South of the Sahara. 4.

Author: Ida Susser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444359107

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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AIDS, Sex, and Culture is a revealing examination of the impact the AIDS epidemic in Africa has had on women, based on the author’s own extensive ethnographic research. based on the author's own story growing up in South Africa looks at the impact of social conservatism in the US on AIDS prevention programs discussion of the experiences of women in areas ranging from Durban in KwaZulu Natal to rural settlements in Namibia and Botswana includes a chapter written by Sibongile Mkhize at the University of KwaZulu Natal who tells the story of her own family’s struggle with AIDS
Categories: Social Science

Integrating Africa

Integrating Africa

3 Michael Jennings, “Uganda: Recent History,” in Africa South of the Sahara 2009, 38th edition, ed. Iain Frame (London: Routledge, 2009), 1227–33, 1227.

Author: Martin Welz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415522014

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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The African Union (AU) is a continental organization that comprises every African state except for Morocco, is indeed a pioneering undertaking. Its ambitious aim is to integrate all member states, with the ultimate goal of forming the United States of Africa. Despite several attempts to build a union, the AU has remained an intergovernmental organization, one reason being a perceived unwillingness of the AU states to pool their national sovereignties. This study seeks to comprehend why Africa's integration process has not moved towards a supranational organization, using a novel approach. It shifts the usual perspective away from the organization level and provides the first comprehensive and systematic analysis of the AU from the perspective of the states themselves. It includes 8 comprehensive case studies: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mauritius, South African, Swaziland, Uganda and Zimbabwe to help understand their foreign policy and provide key insights into why they are (un)willing to yield sovereignty. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of African politics, international relations and international organizations.
Categories: Political Science

Multicultural America An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans 4 volumes

Multicultural America  An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans  4 volumes

Africa South of the Sahara 2008. 2008. London: Routledge Europa Publications Ltd. “Africa: South of the Sahara.” 2009. Stanford University Su Lair.

Author: Ronald H. Bayor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313357879

Category: Social Science

Page: 2334

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This encyclopedia contains 50 thorough profiles of the most numerically significant immigrant groups now making their homes in the United States, telling the story of our newest immigrants and introducing them to their fellow Americans. • Comprises contributions from 50 sociologists, anthropologists, historians, social scientists, and political scientists, many of whom are from the countries they discuss • Offers appealing sidebars featuring young people who represent the newest generation of American immigrants throughout the book • Provides maps showing where each country is located and photographs that accompany each essay, depicting cultural events and a young immigrant from that nation • Includes a glossary of important terms, a bibliography of sources, and a "Further Reading" section with each essay • Contains appendices of census statistics on American immigration • Presents a chronology of major historical events in each of the sending country's history
Categories: Social Science

GM agricultural technologies for Africa

GM agricultural technologies for Africa

and. Melinda. Gates. Foundation. (BMGF). Africa-focused. biotechnology-. and ... of biotechnology issues in Africa south of the Sahara 2009 Michigan State ...

Author: Chambers, Judith A.

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 125

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The African Development Bank (AfDB), in commissioning this report to be prepared by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), highlighted the need for a comprehensive, evidenced-based review of agricultural biotechnology in order to better understand its current status, issues, constraints, and opportunities for Africa. Agricultural biotechnology comprises several scientific techniques (genetic engineering, molecular marker-assisted breeding, the use of molecular diagnostics and vaccines, and tissue cul­ture) that are used to improve plants, animals, and microorganisms. However, in prepar­ing this desktop analysis, IFPRI has focused on genetic modification (GM) technologies in particular and on the agricultural context in which they are being applied, because GM technologies are at the center of the controversy about biotechnology’s role in Africa. In addition, because we have attempted to focus our review on peer-reviewed evidence and documented examples, the preponderance of data presented in the report is focused on genetically modified (also abbreviated GM) crops in use and under development, although we recognize the potential of the technology for livestock, fisheries, and forestry.
Categories: Social Science

Urban Poverty and Party Populism in African Democracies

Urban Poverty and Party Populism in African Democracies

Africa South of the Sahara 2009. London: Europa Publications Limited, 984–993. European Development Fund (EDF). 1996. “The Development of a Master Plan to ...

Author: Danielle Resnick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107036802

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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By combining the perspectives of political elites with those of voters, this book provides a unique analysis of the dynamics of the party-voter relationship in Africa.
Categories: Political Science

Terrorism Identity and Legitimacy

Terrorism  Identity  and Legitimacy

The Four Waves Theory and Political Violence Jean E. Rosenfeld. ment strategy.” Online. ... Africa South of the Sahara 2009. London: Routledge.

Author: Jean E. Rosenfeld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136848674

Category: History

Page: 272

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This book argues that terrorism in the modern world has occurred in four "waves" of forty years each. It offers evidence-based explanations of terrorism, national identity, and political legitimacy by leading scholars from various disciplines with contrasting perspectives on political violence. Whether violence is local or global, it tends to be both patterned and innovative. It elicits chaos, but can be understood by the application of new models or theories, depending upon the methods and data experts employ. The contributors in this volume apply their experiences and studies of terrorists, mob violence, fashions in international and political violence, religion’s role in terrorism and violence, the relationship between technology and terror, a recurring paradigm of terrorist waves, nation-states struggling to establish democratic/elective governments, and factions competing for control within states - in order to make sense of both national and international acts of political violence and to ask and answer some of the most disturbing questions these phenomena present. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism, religion and violence, nationalism, sociology, war and conflict studies and IR in general.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of Business in Today s World

Encyclopedia of Business in Today s World

Africa South of the Sahara 2008 (Europa Publications, 2008); J. Dickie and A. Rake ... and Monica Scott, Major Companies of Africa South of the Sahara, 2009 ...

Author: Charles Wankel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412964272

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2010

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Serving as a general, nontechnical resource for students and academics, these volumes provide an understanding of the development of business as practiced around the world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology

Some 22.5 million people are estimated by the UN and WHO to have HIV/ AIDS in Africa south of the Sahara in 2009. African nations such as Botswana, ...

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317346494

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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For upper-division undergraduate/beginning graduate-level courses in Medical Sociology, and for Behavioral Science courses in schools of Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing. A comprehensive overview of the most current issues in medical sociology. The standard text in the field, Medical Sociology presents the discipline’s most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, issues, debates, and research findings. To draw students into the course, author Dr. William Cockerham integrates engaging first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers throughout the text. The Thirteenth Edition addresses the current changes stemming from health care reform in the United States, and other issues that reflect the focus of the field today.
Categories: Social Science

Nationalism Globalization and Africa

Nationalism  Globalization  and Africa

Ibrahim Foundation, 2009and2010 Ibrahim Indexes. 28. ... “Ghana,”In AfricaYearBook Volume6: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2009, ed.

Author: M. Amoah

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137002167

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Nationalism, especially supranationalism is the bane of global governance, and globalization. Whereas globalization seeks to unify the globe to function to advantage, supranationalisms operate to frustrate the coherence and achievement of this aim. This book delves into the Theories of Nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances vis-à-vis Africa. The book also identifies a list of African countries with identical issues, serial political difficulties, or time bombs ticking, and examines the performance of their political economies and new security challenges, using global indicators.
Categories: Political Science

Africa since Decolonization

Africa since Decolonization

The History and Politics of a Diverse Continent Martin Welz. 11 Hugh MacMillan, “Swaziland: Recent History,” in Africa South of the Sahara 2009, ed.

Author: Martin Welz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108474887

Category: History

Page: 320

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An introduction to African history and politics since decolonization, emphasising the political, economic and socio-economic diversity of the continent.
Categories: History

Grid locked African Economic Sovereignty

Grid locked African Economic Sovereignty

Decolonising the Neo-Imperial Socio-Economic and Legal Force-fields in the ... s (2009) explanation that Africa South of the Sahara is the site of the most ...

Author: Warikandwa, Tapiwa Victor

Publisher: Langaa RPCIG

ISBN: 9789956550302

Category: Political Science

Page: 654

View: 822

The emergent so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is regarded by some as a panacea for bringing about development to Africans. This book dismisses this flawed reasoning. Surfacing how “investors” are actually looting and plundering Africa; how the industrial internet of things, the gig economies, digital economies and cryptocurrencies breach African political and economic sovereignty, the book pioneers what can be called anticipatory economics – which anticipate the future of economies. It is argued that the future of Africans does not necessarily require degrowth, postgrowth, postdevelopment, postcapitalism or sharing/solidarity economies: it requires attention to age-old questions about African ownership and control of their resources. Investors have to invest in ensuring that Africans own and control their resources. Further, it is pointed out that the historical imperial structural creation of forced labour is increasingly morphing into what we call the structural creation of forced leisure which is no less lethal for Africans. Because both the structural creation of forced labour and the structural creation of forced leisure are undergirded by transnational neo-imperial plunder, theft, robbery, looting and dispossession of Africans, this book goes beyond the simplistic arguments that Euro-America developed due to the industrial revolutions.
Categories: Political Science

Development of Higher Education in Africa

Development of Higher Education in Africa

Africa South of the Sahara. London: Hutchinson. Friedman, T. L. (2009). Hot, flat and crowded: Why the world needs a green revolution – And how we can renew ...

Author: Alexander W. Wiseman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781781906996

Category: Education

Page: 519

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This volume of the International Perspectives on Education and Society series investigates the challenges and prospects for higher education in Africa, especially issues of development, expansion, internationalization, equity, and divergence.
Categories: Education

Culpability of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade

Culpability of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade

In January 2010, estimates of the 2009 unemployment rate for South of the Sahara Africa and Northern Africa rose to 8.2 percent and 10.5 percent, ...

Author: Abdul Karim Bangura

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780761868354

Category: History

Page: 346

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This book contributes to the debate over the culpability of the Trans-Atlantic Slave from various disciplinary perspectives. The general thesis that undergirds the book is that by knowing who was predisposed to benefit the most from the trade and why, prompting them to initiate it, appropriate culpability can be assigned.
Categories: History

Biofuels Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa

Biofuels  Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa

Europa Regional Surveys of the World (2009) Africa South of the Sahara 2009, London: Routledge. Fairhead, J. and M. Leach (1995) 'False forest history, ...

Author: Prosper B. Matondi

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848138810

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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The issue of biofuels has already been much debated, but the focus to date has largely been on Latin America and deforestation - this highly original work breaks fresh ground in looking at the African perspective. Most African governments see biofuels as having the potential to increase agricultural productivity and export incomes and thus strengthen their national economies, improving energy balances and rural employment. At the same time climate change may be addressed through reduction of green house gas emissions. There are, however, a number of uncertainties mounting that challenge this scenario. Using cutting-edge empirical case studies, this knowledge gap is addressed in a variety of chapters examining the effects of large-scale biofuel production on African agriculture. In particular, 'land grabbing' and food security issues are scrutinised, both of which have become vital topics in regard to the environmental and developmental governance of African countries. A revealing book for anyone wishing to understand the startling impact of biofuels and land grabbing on Africa.
Categories: Social Science

The Origins of Ethnic Conflict in Africa

The Origins of Ethnic Conflict in Africa

Politics and Violence in Darfur, Oromia, and the Tana Delta Tsega Etefa ... Africa Yearbook 6: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2009.

Author: Tsega Etefa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030105402

Category: History

Page: 271

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From Darfur to the Rwandan genocide, journalists, policymakers, and scholars have blamed armed conflicts in Africa on ancient hatreds or competition for resources. Here, Tsega Etefa compares three such cases—the Darfur conflict between Arabs and non-Arabs, the Gumuz and Oromo clashes in Western Oromia, and the Oromo-Pokomo conflict in the Tana Delta—in order to offer a fuller picture of how ethnic violence in Africa begins. Diverse communities in Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya alike have long histories of peacefully sharing resources, intermarrying, and resolving disputes. As he argues, ethnic conflicts are fundamentally political conflicts, driven by non-inclusive political systems, the monopolization of state resources, and the manipulation of ethnicity for political gain, coupled with the lack of democratic mechanisms for redressing grievances.
Categories: History

Weak Links

Weak Links

Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security Stewart Patrick ... Consequences and Responses,” Africa South of the Sahara 2009 (New York: ...

Author: Stewart Patrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199751518

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

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Conventional wisdom among policymakers in both the US and Europe holds that weak and failing states are the source of the world's most pressing security threats today. However, as this book shows, our assumptions about the threats posed by failed and failing states are based on false premises.
Categories: Political Science