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Routledge Studies in African Development


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The series features innovative and original research on African development from scholars both within and outside of Africa. It particularly promotes comparative and interdisciplinary research targeted at a global readership.

In terms of theory and method, rather than basing itself on any one orthodoxy, the series draws broadly on the tool kit of the social sciences in general, emphasizing comparison, the analysis of the structure and processes, and the application of qualitative and quantitative methods.

The series welcomes submissions from established and junior authors on cutting-edge and high-level research on key topics that feature in global news and public debate. To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Helena Hurd (Helena.Hurd@tandf.co.uk).

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National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa

National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Redie Bereketeab
May 31, 2019

Africa is well known for the production of national liberation movements (NLMs), stemming from a history of exploitation, colonisation and slavery. NLMs are generally characterised by a struggle carried out by or in the name of suppressed people for political, social, cultural, economic,...

Economic Dualism in Zimbabwe: From Colonial Rhodesia to Post-Independence

Economic Dualism in Zimbabwe: From Colonial Rhodesia to Post-Independence

1st Edition

Daniel B. Ndlela
May 09, 2019

This book identifies the root causes of income inequality in underdeveloped economies and proposes new solutions for structural reform in economies that have long neglected and exploited working people. It focuses on the case of Zimbabwe, a classic example of an African post-colonial state...

Corporate Governance in Tanzania: Ethics and Accountability at the Crossroads

Corporate Governance in Tanzania: Ethics and Accountability at the Crossroads

1st Edition

Peter C. Mhando
May 02, 2019

Increasingly the importance of corporate governance for economic development in developing economies like Tanzania is indisputable. This book explores the effectiveness of corporate governance in Tanzania and asks how it can be further developed and improved so as to make a difference in the...

Hunger and Poverty in South Africa: The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity

Hunger and Poverty in South Africa: The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity

1st Edition

Jacqueline Hanoman
April 15, 2019

Hunger and Poverty in South Africa: The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity explores food insecurity as an issue of socioeconomic, political, cultural and environmental inequity and inequality. Based on extensive original research in Free State Province, South Africa, the book explores how people...

African Peacekeeping Training Centres: Socialisation as a Tool for Peace?

African Peacekeeping Training Centres: Socialisation as a Tool for Peace?

1st Edition

Anne Flaspöler
November 09, 2018

Peacekeeping training centres play a crucial role in preparing peacekeepers for their deployment. However, despite their popularity within the international community as a tool for achieving international security, development, and state-building objectives, they have not received a great deal of...

The Challenge of Governance in South Sudan: Corruption, Peacebuilding, and Foreign Intervention

The Challenge of Governance in South Sudan: Corruption, Peacebuilding, and Foreign Intervention

1st Edition

Steven C Roach, Derrick K Hudson
September 04, 2018

South Sudan is one of the world’s most divided and unstable countries. Since achieving statehood in 2011, the country has plunged into civil war (2013-15) and become the scene of some of the worst human rights abuses on the African continent. Despite ongoing political turmoil, states and...

Peacebuilding in Contemporary Africa: In Search of Alternative Strategies

Peacebuilding in Contemporary Africa: In Search of Alternative Strategies

1st Edition

Kenneth Omeje
September 04, 2018

Peacebuilding in Contemporary Africa explores the challenges and opportunities faced by countries and societies transitioning from armed conflicts to peace in contemporary Africa. It evaluates the effectiveness, outcomes and failures of existing peacebuilding initiatives implemented by stakeholders...

Extractive Industries and Changing State Dynamics in Africa: Beyond the Resource Curse

Extractive Industries and Changing State Dynamics in Africa: Beyond the Resource Curse

1st Edition

Jon Schubert, Ulf Engel, Elísio Macamo
July 05, 2018

This book uses extractive industry projects in Africa to explore how political authority and the nation-state are reconfigured at the intersection of national political contestations and global, transnational capital. Instead of focusing on technological zones and the new social assemblages at the...

African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization: Employment, politics, and prospects for change

African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization: Employment, politics, and prospects for change

1st Edition

Danielle Resnick, James Thurlow
February 10, 2017

The much heralded growth and transformation of many economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade continues to receive prominent attention in academic scholarship and among policy practitioners. An apparent feature about this transformation, however, is that Africa’s youth appear to have...

Economic Growth and Development in Africa: Understanding trends and prospects

Economic Growth and Development in Africa: Understanding trends and prospects

1st Edition

Horman Chitonge
August 26, 2016

In recent years, Africa has undergone the longest period of sustained economic growth in the continent’s history, drawing the attention of the international media and academics alike. This book analyses the Africa Rising narrative from multidisciplinary perspectives, offering a critical assessment...

Social Innovation In Africa: A practical guide for scaling impact

Social Innovation In Africa: A practical guide for scaling impact

1st Edition

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli
July 14, 2016

Encouraged by the emergence and early impact of social innovators on the African Continent, but frustrated by the slow pace of large scale change, this book is focused on filling the knowledge gap for those tackling Africa’s serious social problems. It lays out the required building blocks for...

Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi: The democratic dividend

Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi: The democratic dividend

1st Edition

Dan Banik, Blessings Chinsinga
June 13, 2016

Malawi is among the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that has witnessed significant improvements in relation to meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. It exhibits some of the main challenges facing African democracies while they attempt to consolidate the benefits of...

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