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Urban Planning in Rapidly Growing Cities: Developing Addis Ababa

Urban Planning in Rapidly Growing Cities: Developing Addis Ababa

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Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel
March 19, 2020

This book critically assesses the complex urban issues, planning challenges and development opportunities of rapidly growing cities, using Addis Ababa as a case study. Just like other developing cities, Addis Ababa is undergoing numerous natural and policy-driven changes. This book analyses the...

Press Silence in Postcolonial Zimbabwe: News Whiteouts, Journalism and Power

Press Silence in Postcolonial Zimbabwe: News Whiteouts, Journalism and Power

1st Edition

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Zvenyika Eckson Mugari
March 18, 2020

This book focuses on news silence in Zimbabwe, taking as a point of departure the (in)famous blank spaces (whiteouts) which newspapers published to protest official censorship policy imposed by the Rhodesian government from the mid-1960s to the end of that decade. Based on archived news content,...

Introduction to Rwandan Law

Introduction to Rwandan Law

1st Edition

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Jean-Marie Kamatali
February 03, 2020

This book explores key innovations in Rwandan law, exploring how the homegrown legal system with the civil law and common law legal systems. The author explores the history of Rwandan law through pre-colonial, to colonial and post-independence periods, examines the homegrown legal and justice...

State Fragility and Resilience in sub-Saharan Africa: Indicators and Interventions

State Fragility and Resilience in sub-Saharan Africa: Indicators and Interventions

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John Idriss Lahai, Isaac Koomson
January 27, 2020

This book focuses on the indicators of fragility and the resilience of state-led interventions to address them in sub-Saharan Africa. It analyzes the ‘figure’ of fragile states as the unit of analysis and situates the study of fragility, governance and political adaptation within contemporary...

Social Licensing and Mining in South Africa

Social Licensing and Mining in South Africa

1st Edition

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Sethulego Matebesi
January 08, 2020

This book highlights the role of community trusts in social licencing through the lens of mining and mining disputes in South Africa. Employing elements of trust, acceptance and elite interaction as a framework, this book critically investigates the underlying dynamics of community development...

National Healing, Integration and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe

National Healing, Integration and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ezra Chitando
December 20, 2019

This book brings together scholars from diverse backgrounds to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on national healing, integration and reconciliation in Zimbabwe. Taking into account the complex nature of healing across moral, political, economic, cultural, psychological and spiritual...

The Everyday Life of the Poor in Cameroon: The Role of Social Networks in Meeting Needs

The Everyday Life of the Poor in Cameroon: The Role of Social Networks in Meeting Needs

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nathanael Ojong
December 17, 2019

This book provides a detailed account of the lives of the poor in Cameroon, particularly their use of social networks to meet everyday needs. Based on fieldwork in Cameroon, the book provides a distinctive approach that draws on social network theory and insights from economic anthropology to shed...

Africa’s Elite Football: Structure, Politics, and Everyday Challenges

Africa’s Elite Football: Structure, Politics, and Everyday Challenges

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Chuka Onwumechili
November 29, 2019

This book explores various aspects of intranational elite football in Africa, drawing on the expertise of notable scholars from across the world. Africa’s Elite Football focuses on an area largely ignored by current scholarship on African football, where interest has focused on international...

African Intellectuals in the Post-colonial World

African Intellectuals in the Post-colonial World

1st Edition

Fetson A Kalua
September 03, 2019

This book examines the role of African intellectuals in the years since the end of colonialism, studying the contribution that has been made by such individuals, both to political causes and to development within Africa. Studying the concept of the "intellectual" within an African context, this...

Borders, Media Crossings and the Politics of Translation: The Gaze from Southern Africa

Borders, Media Crossings and the Politics of Translation: The Gaze from Southern Africa

1st Edition

Pier Paolo Frassinelli
July 19, 2019

This book examines concepts of the border and translation within the context of social and cultural theory through the lens of southern Africa. Borders, Media Crossings and the Politics of Translation studies a diverse range of media representations of borders, imagined borders, border...

The International Criminal Court and the Lord’s Resistance Army: Enduring Dilemmas of Transitional Justice

The International Criminal Court and the Lord’s Resistance Army: Enduring Dilemmas of Transitional Justice

1st Edition

Joseph Otieno Wasonga
June 14, 2019

This book interrogates the sharp contrast that emerged between demands of the norms of international rule of law and the interests of conflict resolution at a local level in northern Uganda. Examining how the nature and character of complex conflict situations like that of northern Uganda...

Complex Adaptive Systems, Resilience and Security in Cameroon

Complex Adaptive Systems, Resilience and Security in Cameroon

1st Edition

Manu Lekunze
May 31, 2019

Complex Adaptive Systems, Resilience and Security in Cameroon comprehensively maps and analyses Cameroon’s security architecture to determine its resilience. The author examines the key actors involved in Cameroon’s security and evaluates the organisational structures, before analysing the...

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