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The Resource Underdevelopment, development and the future of Africa, edited by Munyaradzi Mawere

Underdevelopment, development and the future of Africa, edited by Munyaradzi Mawere

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Underdevelopment, development and the future of Africa
Title
Underdevelopment, development and the future of Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Munyaradzi Mawere
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In view of the resilience of Africa's underdevelopment, what do Africans make of their determined aspirations for development? The continent of Africa has constantly drawn global attention, most especially for both human and natural evils. Underdevelopment, it appears, is one of the most eminent threatening evils. It has plunged and promises to maintain the majority of Africa in abject poverty, insecurity, and vulnerability. What perpetuates the ghost and gory of underdevelopment in Africa, despite a proliferation of development rhetoric and initiatives? How do ordinary Africans react to repeated talk and claims of development with little evidence of transformation for the better in their material circumstances? This book interrogates the tenacity of underdevelopment amid calls for Africa to rise from its slumber and reclaim its position in global affairs as the mother continent of humankind. It contributes to the ongoing debates on why Africa remains trapped in the clutch of underdevelopment many decades after the purported end of colonialism. The book comes at a critical time in human history; a time when the talk on Africa's [under-]development is louder due to the ravages of economic downturns and dysfunctional conflicts. It poses a challenge to development practitioners, civil society activists, statesmen, economists, political scientists and theorists to rethink and reconsider their role as technocrats, experts and ambassadors of positive change in Africa and the world beyond
Dewey number
330.96
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Economic development
  • Africa
Label
Underdevelopment, development and the future of Africa, edited by Munyaradzi Mawere
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. Africa's political challenge : the politics and resilience of underdevelopment / Munyaradzi Mawere -- 2. Hearing the footfalls of humanoid robots : technoscience, (un- )employment and the future of "development" in twenty-first century Africa / Artwell Nhemachena -- 3. China for Africa, Africa for China or Africa and China for each other? Assessing Chinese development collaboration for African transformations / Thomas Fox -- 4. Logical fallacies in African development debates / Ephraim Taurai Gwaravanda -- 5. Breaking the barriers to Africa's development? The prospects, opportunities and challenges of China's approach to development in Africa / Richard Asante -- 6. "Let my people go!" a contextual reading of the Book of Exodus in light of political and economic crisis in post-independent Zimbabwe / Nyasha Madzokere -- 7. "Poverty in the midst of plenty" : a study of poverty and underdevelopment in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria / Odeigah, Theresa Nfam -- 8. "Jungle" education curriculum and language of instruction as hindrances to the development of science and technology in Africa : insights from Nigeria / Okewande Esther Oyeniwe -- 9. Indigenous epistemologies, disasters and development : in search of Africa-based mechanisms for disaster risk reduction and socio-economic development / Munyaradzi Mawere -- 10. Africa and the remedies to the problem of underdevelopment / Muhammed A. Yinusa, Joseph A. Oluyemi, Raji Abdullateef -- 11. Poverty, natural resources "curse" and underdevelopment in Africa / Takavafira Masarira Zhou -- 12. Language for national integration, unity and development in Nigeria / J.O. Friday-Otun -- 13. Education for conquest' and Africa's underdevelopment : a quest for epistemic liberation / Dennis Masaka -- 14. African political parties and the question of development and underdevelopment : insights from Nigeria / Johnson O. Olaniyi -- 15. Development discourse and the legacies of pre-colonial shona environmental jurisprudence : pangolins and political opportunism in independent Zimbabwe / Fidelis Peter Thomas Duri -- 16. Theorising agency in ICT4D : epistemic sovereignty and transformation-in-connection / Ineke Buskens & Mirjam van Reisen -- 17. Conflict management, co-existence and development : exploring the impact of conflict and civil unrest on Africa's development / Munyaradzi Mawere & Costain Tandi -- 18. Women's agency in the maize and millet commodity chain analysis in Mbarara District, Uganda / Primrose Nakazibwe
Control code
ocn975234842
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xii, 555 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956764884
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975234842
Label
Underdevelopment, development and the future of Africa, edited by Munyaradzi Mawere
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. Africa's political challenge : the politics and resilience of underdevelopment / Munyaradzi Mawere -- 2. Hearing the footfalls of humanoid robots : technoscience, (un- )employment and the future of "development" in twenty-first century Africa / Artwell Nhemachena -- 3. China for Africa, Africa for China or Africa and China for each other? Assessing Chinese development collaboration for African transformations / Thomas Fox -- 4. Logical fallacies in African development debates / Ephraim Taurai Gwaravanda -- 5. Breaking the barriers to Africa's development? The prospects, opportunities and challenges of China's approach to development in Africa / Richard Asante -- 6. "Let my people go!" a contextual reading of the Book of Exodus in light of political and economic crisis in post-independent Zimbabwe / Nyasha Madzokere -- 7. "Poverty in the midst of plenty" : a study of poverty and underdevelopment in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria / Odeigah, Theresa Nfam -- 8. "Jungle" education curriculum and language of instruction as hindrances to the development of science and technology in Africa : insights from Nigeria / Okewande Esther Oyeniwe -- 9. Indigenous epistemologies, disasters and development : in search of Africa-based mechanisms for disaster risk reduction and socio-economic development / Munyaradzi Mawere -- 10. Africa and the remedies to the problem of underdevelopment / Muhammed A. Yinusa, Joseph A. Oluyemi, Raji Abdullateef -- 11. Poverty, natural resources "curse" and underdevelopment in Africa / Takavafira Masarira Zhou -- 12. Language for national integration, unity and development in Nigeria / J.O. Friday-Otun -- 13. Education for conquest' and Africa's underdevelopment : a quest for epistemic liberation / Dennis Masaka -- 14. African political parties and the question of development and underdevelopment : insights from Nigeria / Johnson O. Olaniyi -- 15. Development discourse and the legacies of pre-colonial shona environmental jurisprudence : pangolins and political opportunism in independent Zimbabwe / Fidelis Peter Thomas Duri -- 16. Theorising agency in ICT4D : epistemic sovereignty and transformation-in-connection / Ineke Buskens & Mirjam van Reisen -- 17. Conflict management, co-existence and development : exploring the impact of conflict and civil unrest on Africa's development / Munyaradzi Mawere & Costain Tandi -- 18. Women's agency in the maize and millet commodity chain analysis in Mbarara District, Uganda / Primrose Nakazibwe
Control code
ocn975234842
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xii, 555 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956764884
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975234842

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