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The Resource Theorising development in Africa : towards building an African framework of development, Munyaradzi Mawere

Theorising development in Africa : towards building an African framework of development, Munyaradzi Mawere

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Theorising development in Africa : towards building an African framework of development
Title
Theorising development in Africa
Title remainder
towards building an African framework of development
Statement of responsibility
Munyaradzi Mawere
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How come Africa is so underdeveloped when it is one of the richest continents on earth? Indeed, Africa is a paradox: it is poor and rich at the same time! Resource-wise, Africa is among the top richest continents in the world, yet development-wise it is the poorest of all continents. This paradox desperately needs comprehensive theoretical unpacking and rethinking if Africa is to achieve breakthroughs to the multifaceted development-related problems that have haunted it since the beginning of its unequal encounters with Europe. Regrettably, current Eurocentric development theories fall short on several fronts. The need for a comprehensive body of knowledge -- theories and models -- from the perspective of Africans persists in urgency. The present volume is an attempt to theorise Africa's [under-]development with a view to provide a sustainable enduring framework of operations that will arrest the elusive predicament of the continent while taking it forward from its current position of passivity. It rethinks and re-imagines a number of externally imposed problematic mechanisms used (un- )consciously in Africa, with the intention to raise awareness and foster critical thinking in scholars and scholarship on African development. With its predicament-oriented theorising, the book is a pacesetter on how to think and research Africa's [under-]development. It is also an invaluable asset for social scientists, policy makers, development practitioners, civil society activists and politicians
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Mawere, Munyaradzi,
Dewey number
338.93
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Sustainable development
  • Economic development
  • Economic development
Label
Theorising development in Africa : towards building an African framework of development, Munyaradzi Mawere
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-199)
Contents
What development is and is not -- Development and underdevelopment in Africa: through the lenses of theory -- The blame game and politics of development in Africa -- Development, underdevelopment and globalisation in Africa -- Poverty and inequality: unpacking the pragmatics of poverty and inequality in Africa -- Development, agriculture and the diffusion of technology in rural Africa -- Gender and development in Africa -- Social policy and development in Africa -- Climate change and environmental management strategies in Africa -- Building blocks of development: towards a framework of development for Africa
Control code
ocn975236861
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956764761
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975236861
Label
Theorising development in Africa : towards building an African framework of development, Munyaradzi Mawere
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-199)
Contents
What development is and is not -- Development and underdevelopment in Africa: through the lenses of theory -- The blame game and politics of development in Africa -- Development, underdevelopment and globalisation in Africa -- Poverty and inequality: unpacking the pragmatics of poverty and inequality in Africa -- Development, agriculture and the diffusion of technology in rural Africa -- Gender and development in Africa -- Social policy and development in Africa -- Climate change and environmental management strategies in Africa -- Building blocks of development: towards a framework of development for Africa
Control code
ocn975236861
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956764761
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975236861

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