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Mohammed VI’s strategies for Moroccan Economic Development

Mohammed VI’s strategies for Moroccan Economic Development

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Eve Sandberg, Seth Binder
August 07, 2019

This book analyzes the economic development choices initiated by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI since he ascended the throne in 1999 and situates those choices in the political economy development literature. Examining the policies enacted by the King, the authors argue that over the past twenty years...

Identity, Spirit and Freedom in the Atlantic World: The Gold Coast and the African Diaspora

Identity, Spirit and Freedom in the Atlantic World: The Gold Coast and the African Diaspora

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Robert Hanserd
July 08, 2019

This book applies oral, archival and other interdisciplinary evidence from West Africa and the Americas to analyses of new world Maroons, slaves and free blacks, examining a "Gold Coast" entrepot of Akan, Ga, Guan, and other peoples in an Atlantic era of non-linear, mutable intersection of...

Reporting African Elections: Towards a Peace Journalism Approach

Reporting African Elections: Towards a Peace Journalism Approach

1st Edition

Joseph Adebayo
December 11, 2018

The ability to be divided along ethnic and religious lines is inherent to much of Africa’s media. Such potentially divisive reporting has the ability to incite violence through prejudiced information, particularly during election processes.Reporting African Elections examines the impact of media...

Gender and Development in Africa and Its Diaspora

Gender and Development in Africa and Its Diaspora

1st Edition

Akinloyè Òjó, Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe, Felisters Jepchirchir Kiprono
September 19, 2018

This book considers how the establishment and/or improvement of gender equality impacts on the social, economic, religious, cultural, environmental and political developments of human societies in Africa and its Diaspora. An interdisciplinary team of contributors examine the role of gender in...

African Philosophy and the Epistemic Marginalization of Women

African Philosophy and the Epistemic Marginalization of Women

1st Edition

Jonathan O. Chimakonam, Louise du Toit
April 24, 2018

This book examines the underexplored notion of epistemic marginalization of women in the African intellectual place. Women's issues are still very much neglected by governments, corporate bodies and academics in sub-Saharan Africa. The entrenched traditional world-views which privilege men over...

African Philosophical Currents

African Philosophical Currents

1st Edition

John Murungi
April 17, 2018

The history of the human world has reached a stage where no philosophical community can any longer philosophize in isolation from other philosophical communities. The African philosophical community is not an exception and neither is any other philosophical community. There is a widespread notion...

The Socio-Cultural, Ethnic and Historic Foundations of Kenya’s Electoral Violence: Democracy on Fire

The Socio-Cultural, Ethnic and Historic Foundations of Kenya’s Electoral Violence: Democracy on Fire

1st Edition

Stephen M. Magu
February 13, 2018

Kenya’s 2007 General Election results announcement precipitated the worst ethnic conflict in the country’s history; 1,133 people were killed, while 600,000 were internally displaced. Within 2 months, the incumbent and the challenger had agreed to a power-sharing agreement and a Government of...

Inclusive Growth in Africa: Policies, Practice, and Lessons Learnt

Inclusive Growth in Africa: Policies, Practice, and Lessons Learnt

1st Edition

Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Abebe Shimeles, Angela Lusigi, Ahmed Moummi
December 21, 2017

Inclusive Growth in Africa analyzes the concept of inclusion within the challenges facing Africa’s rapidly growing economies, where rising affluence for some has been accompanied almost everywhere with rising inequality. Using a combination of political economy analyses, sector studies...

African Culture and Global Politics: Language, Philosophies, and Expressive Culture in Africa and the Diaspora

African Culture and Global Politics: Language, Philosophies, and Expressive Culture in Africa and the Diaspora

1st Edition

Toyin Falola, Danielle Sanchez
June 16, 2017

This volume attempts to insert itself within the larger discussion of Africa in the twenty-first century, especially within the realm of world politics. Despite the underwhelming amount of attention given to Africa's role in international politics in popular news sources, it is evident that Africa...

African Youth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture: Identity Quest

African Youth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture: Identity Quest

1st Edition

Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Lindah Mhando
June 16, 2017

This book explores how African youth are depicted in contemporary literature and popular culture, and discusses the different ways by which they attempt to construct personal and cultural identities through popular culture and social media outlets. The contributors approach the subject from an...

Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: International Agendas and African Contexts

Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: International Agendas and African Contexts

1st Edition

Doris Buss, Joanne Lebert, Blair Rutherford, Donna Sharkey, Obijiofor Aginam
June 16, 2017

This book brings together a unique blend of researchers, civil society and community activists all working on different aspects of conflict sexual violence on the African continent. The contributions included here offer a detailed reading of the social and political climate within which some...

Indigenous Discourses on Knowledge and Development in Africa

Indigenous Discourses on Knowledge and Development in Africa

1st Edition

Edward Shizha, Ali A. Abdi
May 24, 2017

African social development is often explained from outsider perspectives that are mainly European and Euro-American, leaving African indigenous discourses and ways of knowing and doing absent from discussions and debates on knowledge and development. This book is intended to present Africanist...

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