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The Resource The political economy of energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Lucky E. Asuelime and Okem Andrew Emmanuel

The political economy of energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Lucky E. Asuelime and Okem Andrew Emmanuel

Label
The political economy of energy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Title
The political economy of energy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lucky E. Asuelime and Okem Andrew Emmanuel
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A deepening ecological crisis is rearing its head in sub-Saharan Africa, as it faces a myriad of challenges in regards to the development of its energy sector. The 'dirty now and clean up later' approach to the environment has a strong appeal, particularly because it is often thought of as the last place to try to edge in another priority - especially if that priority is perceived by many to be an economic luxury. Asuelime and Okem bring together a team of specialist contributors who investigate to what extent sub-Saharan Africa has displayed foresight or politico-economic integrity. The book shows the state's ability to meet the demands of provision of energy in sub-Saharan Africa has led to heavy investments in infrastructure, transmission and distribution of energy to the citizens. However, the inefficiencies, corruption and unhealthy bureaucratic challenges that accompany this have led urgent problems, which will be thoroughly explored in this book. The Political Economy of Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa will be of interest to students and scholars of African Studies, Development Studies, political science and environment
Member of
Dewey number
333.79150967
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Asuelime, Lucky E.,
  • Emmanuel, Okem Andrew,
Series statement
Routledge Studies on African Political Economy
Series volume
1
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  • Energy development
  • Energy policy
  • Sustainable development
  • Natural resources
Label
The political economy of energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Lucky E. Asuelime and Okem Andrew Emmanuel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; PART I: Introduction; 1. Expanding the frontiers of the political economy of Sub-Saharan Africa's energy; Introduction; A review of the literature; Significance of the collection; Structure of the volume; Conclusion; References; PART II: Theories and concepts; 2. Deliberative theory and the politics of the natural resource economy in Southern Africa; Introduction; A review of the literature; The Habermasian social ontology; The policy discourse
  • Disjuncture between policy discourse and practiceLegitimation crisis; Rationales and limits of deliberative theory; Towards a deliberative practice with a regulative intent; Conclusion; References; 3. In pursuit of pro-poor development in Ghana: Is accessible, affordable and reliable energy supply the missing link?; Introduction; The notion of poverty and Ghana's poverty reduction progress; An overview of Ghana's energy sources; A historical review of Ghana's energy crisis; Theoretical links between energy and poverty; The power-poverty nexus in Ghana; Conclusion; References
  • 4. Ecological social work: Reconnoitering socio-cultural and sociopolitical patterned ecological conservation awareness and benefits at the Big 5 False Bay MunicipalityIntroduction; Brief problem statement analysis; A review of the literature; The role of adoptive-governance in conservation: a socio-political strategy; The range and delimitation of study; Research materials and methods; Data analysis and model requirement; Data presentation; Discussion of findings; Conclusion; References; PART III: Sustainable energy, land and food security
  • 5. Global energy demand and its implications for Sub-Saharan AfricaIntroduction; Global energy greed and the quest for biofuel; Potential benefits of biofuel production for SSA; Biofuel as a driver of land grabbing in SSA; Biofuel production and food insecurity in SSA; Socio-economic benefits of biofuel in SSA: truth or myth?; Conclusion; References; 6. Governance institutions for sustainable energy resources management in Nigeria: Issues, perspectives and policy agenda for action; Introduction; Socio-technical system and actor network theory in energy system
  • Need for appropriate governance institutions for sustainable energy resources managementAgenda for action: framework, strategies, policy options and mechanisms for establishing a governance institution for energy resources management; Leverage federal policy and legislative support; Conclusion; References; 7. The political economy of gendered relationships and the land use interaction between natural resources and human agency in Zimbabwe; Introduction; Environmental history of Gokwe area: a gendered perspective; Impact of colonial history
Control code
on1011668025
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351672108
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1011668025
Label
The political economy of energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Lucky E. Asuelime and Okem Andrew Emmanuel
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; PART I: Introduction; 1. Expanding the frontiers of the political economy of Sub-Saharan Africa's energy; Introduction; A review of the literature; Significance of the collection; Structure of the volume; Conclusion; References; PART II: Theories and concepts; 2. Deliberative theory and the politics of the natural resource economy in Southern Africa; Introduction; A review of the literature; The Habermasian social ontology; The policy discourse
  • Disjuncture between policy discourse and practiceLegitimation crisis; Rationales and limits of deliberative theory; Towards a deliberative practice with a regulative intent; Conclusion; References; 3. In pursuit of pro-poor development in Ghana: Is accessible, affordable and reliable energy supply the missing link?; Introduction; The notion of poverty and Ghana's poverty reduction progress; An overview of Ghana's energy sources; A historical review of Ghana's energy crisis; Theoretical links between energy and poverty; The power-poverty nexus in Ghana; Conclusion; References
  • 4. Ecological social work: Reconnoitering socio-cultural and sociopolitical patterned ecological conservation awareness and benefits at the Big 5 False Bay MunicipalityIntroduction; Brief problem statement analysis; A review of the literature; The role of adoptive-governance in conservation: a socio-political strategy; The range and delimitation of study; Research materials and methods; Data analysis and model requirement; Data presentation; Discussion of findings; Conclusion; References; PART III: Sustainable energy, land and food security
  • 5. Global energy demand and its implications for Sub-Saharan AfricaIntroduction; Global energy greed and the quest for biofuel; Potential benefits of biofuel production for SSA; Biofuel as a driver of land grabbing in SSA; Biofuel production and food insecurity in SSA; Socio-economic benefits of biofuel in SSA: truth or myth?; Conclusion; References; 6. Governance institutions for sustainable energy resources management in Nigeria: Issues, perspectives and policy agenda for action; Introduction; Socio-technical system and actor network theory in energy system
  • Need for appropriate governance institutions for sustainable energy resources managementAgenda for action: framework, strategies, policy options and mechanisms for establishing a governance institution for energy resources management; Leverage federal policy and legislative support; Conclusion; References; 7. The political economy of gendered relationships and the land use interaction between natural resources and human agency in Zimbabwe; Introduction; Environmental history of Gokwe area: a gendered perspective; Impact of colonial history
Control code
on1011668025
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351672108
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1011668025

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