Author :Adrien M. Ratsimbaharison Publisher :University Press of America Release Date :2003 ISBN 10 :0761826688 Pages :200 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (182 users download)
Summary Book Review The Failure of the United Nations Development Programs for Africa by Adrien M. Ratsimbaharison:
Download or read book The Failure of the United Nations Development Programs for Africa written by Adrien M. Ratsimbaharison and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 2003 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work explains why the two U.N. development programs for Africa in the 1980s and 1990s, UNPAAERD and UNNADAF, failed. It argues that institutional weaknesses of the U.N. and constraints imposed by the world economic order contributed to the failure of these programs.
Summary Book Review African Industrial Development and European Union Co-operation by Francis A.S.T. Matambalya:
Download or read book African Industrial Development and European Union Co-operation written by Francis A.S.T. Matambalya and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-08-27 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Of the 54African states, only South Africa is categorised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) amongst industrialised countries. The economic activities in Africa are still dominated by the production and trade of agricultural and mineral commodities. This situation is in spite of the longstanding Africa--European Union (EU) co-operation, which intends, among other things, to support Africa’s industrialisation endeavours. Imperatively, a long road to substantive levels of industrialisation still lies ahead of most African countries. This raises the question as to what role the international community could and should play in the twenty-first century to provide the support needed to expedite Africa’s industrial transformation. This book argues that to supplement the initiatives of each African country, international partnerships, of both a ‘North–South’ and ‘South–South’ nature, will serve better purposes if they are leveraged to develop productive capacities in African economies. In order to enable the African countries to leverage their traditional partnership with the EU for industrialisation, a paradigm shift is obligatory. A feasible model should emulate the Japanese-led ‘flying geese’ model and the Chinese-led ‘bamboo capitalism’ model.
Summary Book Review Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Africa and the Middle East by Terry M. Mays:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Africa and the Middle East written by Terry M. Mays and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-06-18 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Africa and the Middle East covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.
Summary Book Review Africa in the United NationsSystem, 1945-2005 by Issaka K. Souare:
Download or read book Africa in the United NationsSystem, 1945-2005 written by Issaka K. Souare and published by Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd. This book was released on 2006-05-31 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though there have been numerous studies on the United Nations, only a few have dealt comprehensively with Africa's relations with the world body. This book attempts to fill this lacuna by providing a systematic assessment of Africa's relationship with the World body, from its foundation in 1945 to its sixtieth anniversary in 2005. The premise of the book's argument is that to properly understand Africa's current relationship with the UN, it is necessary to first understand the history and theoretical underpinnings behind the formation of the world body, including the expectations and motives of the different stakeholders. The book shows that there have been some real successes in Africa's relationship with the world body - such as the joint efforts against the Apartheid regime in South Africa - as well as real failures - such as in the genocide in Rwanda. Based on this, it concludes that Africa's relationship with the United Nations has worked for the most part, and will work even better, if Africa sees its partnership with the UN as complementary to it own efforts, projects and initiatives rather than something to depend on.
Summary Book Review The Political Crisis of March 2009 in Madagascar by Adrien M. Ratsimbaharison:
Download or read book The Political Crisis of March 2009 in Madagascar written by Adrien M. Ratsimbaharison and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-07-25 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adopting a conflict approach to the study of crisis, this book analyzes the crisis of March 2009 as part of an ongoing conflict between the government and the opposition. It uncovers the causal mechanisms of the crisis and the process of crisis management and de-escalation while also explaining how a civil war was averted.
Summary Book Review The Postcolonial State in Africa by Crawford Young:
Download or read book The Postcolonial State in Africa written by Crawford Young and published by University of Wisconsin Pres. This book was released on 2012-11-20 with total page 489 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A highly readable, sweeping, and yet detailed analysis of the African state in all its failures and moments of hope. Crawford Young manages to touch upon all the important issues in the discipline and crucial developments in the recent history of the African continent. This book will be a classic."---Pierre Englebert, author of Africa Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow --
Summary Book Review Beyond State Failure and Collapse by George Klay Kieh:
Download or read book Beyond State Failure and Collapse written by George Klay Kieh and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2007 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is a general consensus in the scholarly literature that the post-colonial state in Africa has failed. Some states (Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia) have collapsed. Various arguments have been proffered to explain this dynamics of African state failure and collapse. However, the literature on state reconstitution is inchoate and minimal. This edited volume focuses on prescriptions for reconstituting the post-colonial state in Africa. Essays on nine African states (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, and Uganda) are preceded by an introduction to the political economy of the African state.
Summary Book Review African Theology by Emmanuel Martey:
Download or read book African Theology written by Emmanuel Martey and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2009-11-01 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two major strands of theology have developed in Africa--inculturation and liberation--each in response to different needs. Emmanuel Martey's African Theology provides a clear, scholarly examination of these two basic approaches, solidly based on Martey's understanding of contemporary theology and his firsthand knowledge of Africa.Martey first examines the historical background of each of these theological developments, especially relating to cultural and political movements enveloping the continent in the 1970s. In sub-Saharan Africa, struggles for independence from colonizers have resulted in inculturation theology. The defining aspect of this theology is that it pushes its roots firmly in African culture and traditions. In South Africa, on the other hand, Black Africans struggling against the oppressive systems of apartheid have turned to liberation theology.Martey shows how the real hope for African theology lies in the dialectical encounter between these two approaches and in their potential for convergence. "The two foci (of liberation and inculturation)," Martey says, "are not contradictory, but complement each other." African Theology concludes by challenging African theologians to weld together the praxis of inculturation with that of liberation, in order to achieve an integrative vision for the continent.
Summary Book Review Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africa by George Klay Kieh, Jr.:
Download or read book Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africa written by George Klay Kieh, Jr. and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work seeks to examine the nature and dynamics of authoritarianism in Africa and to suggest ways in which the states covered in the book can be democratically reconstituted. In 1990, a wave of euphoria greeted the "third wave of democratization" that swept across the African Continent. The repression-wearied subalterns were hopeful that the "third wave" would have set into motion the process of democratically reconstituting the authoritarian state on the continent. More than two decades thereafter, although some progress has been made, by and large, the authoritarian state remains the dominant construct in the region. Even in some of the countries in which democratic transitions have taken place, the process of democratic consolidation remains an elusive quest as these states are sandwiched between authoritarianism and democracy. Against this background, the purpose of this book is to examine the travails of the authoritarian state in Africa, including the Herculean task to democratically reconstruct it. In order to do this, six of Africa’s perennial authoritarian states—Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Liberia, Rwanda and Uganda—are used as the case studies. The book has two major objectives. First, the various chapters probe the nature and dynamics of authoritarianism in Africa. Second, the chapters suggest ways in which the various authoritarian states covered in the book can be democratically reconstituted.
Summary Book Review United States - Africa Security Relations by Kelechi A. Kalu:
Download or read book United States - Africa Security Relations written by Kelechi A. Kalu and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-11-07 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: United States-Africa relations have experienced four major cycles. The first cycle was during the Cold War(1960-1990). During this period, the U.S. developed a one-sided relationship with various African states in which the latter served as "foot soldiers" for the U.S. in its competition with the Soviet Union for global domination. Among other things, the various client African states provided the U.S. with access to airfields, deep water ports and sites for the establishment of various intelligence gathering facilities. In addition, the U.S. used various groups like UNITA led by Jonas Savimbi in Angola to undermine and fight pro-Soviet regimes on the continent. The second cycle of the relationship covered the period 1991-1998. During this time, the U.S. scaled down its security activities in Africa. The major reason was that with the end of the Cold War Africa(with few exceptions like Egypt) was no longer a major front for the promotion of U.S. Security interests. The third cycle commenced in 1998 and ended in 2001. This period was characterized by the U.S.’ search for an approach to frame its security relations with Africa. In this vein, the U.S. undertook various military-security initiatives . The fourth cycle began after the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the American homeland. Since then, the U.S. has expanded the scope of its security relations with Africa, as reflected in the establishment of various initiatives and programs. At the core is the prosecution of the American "war on terror." Against this backdrop, this book examines some of the major dimensions of the U.S.’ security relations with Africa, including American security interests on the continent, the "war on terror," AFRICOM, and military cooperation. Using the book’s integrative theoretical framework, each of the chapters in the volume examines the various factors that shape the issue of focus.
Summary Book Review Climate Change and National Security by Daniel Moran:
Download or read book Climate Change and National Security written by Daniel Moran and published by Georgetown University Press. This book was released on 2011-03-22 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this unique and innovative contribution to environmental security, an international team of scholars explore and estimate the intermediate-term security risks that climate change may pose for the United States, its allies and partners, and for regional and global order through the year 2030. In profiles of forty-two key countries and regions, each contributor considers the problems that climate change will pose for existing institutions and practices. By focusing on the conduct of individual states or groups of nations, the results add new precision to our understanding of the way environmental stress may be translated into political, social, economic, and military challenges in the future. Countries and regions covered in the book include China, Vietnam, The Philippines, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Central Asia, the European Union, the Persian Gulf, Egypt, Turkey, the Maghreb, West Africa, Southern Africa, the Northern Andes, and Brazil.
Summary Book Review Congressional Record by United States. Congress:
Download or read book Congressional Record written by United States. Congress and published by . This book was released on 1971 with total page 1328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author :Douglas S. Massey Publisher :Oxford University Press on Demand Release Date :2004-03-25 ISBN 10 :0199269009 Pages :418 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (926 users download)
Summary Book Review International Migration by Douglas S. Massey:
Download or read book International Migration written by Douglas S. Massey and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2004-03-25 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 'International Migration' a multinational, multi-disciplinary group of scholars offer a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of global patterns of international migration which shows that the phenomenon is rooted in the expansion and consolidation of global markets rather than poverty or population growth.
Download or read book Africana written by Anthony Appiah and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2005 with total page 3951 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this newly expanded edition, more than 4,000 articles cover prominent African and African American individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, businesses, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, countries, and more.
Summary Book Review The New African Diaspora in the United States by Toyin Falola:
Download or read book The New African Diaspora in the United States written by Toyin Falola and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-07-01 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fast growing in population, African immigrants in the United States have become a significant force, to the point that the idea of a new African diaspora is now a reality. This thriving community has opened new arenas of scholarly discourse on Black Atlantic history beyond the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its legacies. This book investigates the complex dynamic forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, this new diaspora. In eleven original essays, the volume examines pertinent themes, such as: immigration, integration dilemmas, identity construction, brain drain, remittances, expanding African religious space, and how these dynamics impact and intersect with the African homeland. With contributors from both sides of the Atlantic that represent a diverse range of academic disciplines, this book offers a broad perspective on emerging themes in contemporary African diasporan experiences. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of African and African-American Studies, Sociology, and History.