Africa's Incomplete Cycles of Development
Published by: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Imprint: Peter Lang, International Academic Publishers
Published: November 2020
Dimensions: 150.00 x 225.00
150.00 x 225.00 x 0.55 in
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This book is an enthralling account which interrogates the present realities obtaining in the continent and how they interplay to stagnate Africa. The authors add a new voice to issues affecting development by venturing into largely unexplored niches of the development story of contemporary Africa.
Juxtaposing qualitative as well as quantitative facts across the broader African continent, the authors explore critical issues compounding developmental woes of the continent at the present. Despite the facts being on the fringes as explanations to the sluggish development of Africa, the authors show how they interact in shaping its development discourse. The authors also study unfolding events on the unforgiving global economy which have added to the misery of the continent. This book is an enthralling account which interrogates Africa’s present realities and how they interplay to further stagnate the continent. The authors add a new voice to issues affecting development by venturing into largely unexplored niches of Africa’s development conundrum.
Foreword – Preface – Acknowledgements – List of Abbreviations – Will Africa Ever Catch Up with the Rest of the World? – Perspectives on Development – Underdevelopment of Africa in the Present: The Links – Afrocentric Barriers in Contemporary Times – Regionalism and Development in Africa – Is Africa Ready for Business? – Laying the Foundation, Going Forward – Conclusion – Index.
“This pioneering book comes at the most appropriate stage where the global divide of Africa and the developed world needs to be urgently addressed. It lays bare the prescription of reducing poverty and unlocking development in Africa by exploring a wide scope of strategies. The book is a well-researched and incisive account of modern-day Africa and its development challenges which if not attended to, the continent’s dream of development will remain an illusion.”—Calvin Mudzingiri, Department of Economics, University of the Free State, South Africa
“Deftly combining optimism with pessimism, this book sees both the future possibilities and challenges of development in Africa. Older ideas and voices merge with newer ones to navigate the throes of globalization, dynamic internal energies, and the synergies of new technologies with African cultural resources.”—Toyin Falola, The Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Humanities, University of Texas, Austin
“This is a dense, scintillating, elegant and thought-provoking book on Africa’s development coming from a generation of millennials. To the authors, Africa’s epic journey to sustainable development is one filled with gloom and doom. Despite the vast pessimism in the narrative, the authors also see a modicum of hope for their continent, through proffering an assortment of alternatives which are set to address contemporary Africa’s development conundrum.”—Emmanuel Dumbu, Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management, Regional Programme Coordinator, Zimbabwe Open University