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The Resource Values and development in Southern Africa, edited by Hans Müller, Pinkie Mekgwe, Marvellous Mhloyi, (electronic resource)

Values and development in Southern Africa, edited by Hans Müller, Pinkie Mekgwe, Marvellous Mhloyi, (electronic resource)

Label
Values and development in Southern Africa
Title
Values and development in Southern Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hans Müller, Pinkie Mekgwe, Marvellous Mhloyi
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Development has been on Africaís agenda for a long time but progress has been both varied and limited, partly due to the diverse levelsof the discussions ont he challenges and the interventions for tackling them. Africaís greatest challenge is the uneven development within and between its countries, and the pressing issues of extreme poverty in southern Africa, and the continent as a whole. Poverty causes its victims to suffer social exclusion and political repression. In addition, societies that experience poverty are also mostly under continuous threat of ecological disasters and diseases. All poor people are therefore plagued by loss of freedom and dignity, and are often unable to participate effectively in the political, economic, legal and social processes of their countries. This book focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of development dynamics and, in particular, the role of values in shaping development. Values are at the core of the hopes and aspirations of individuals, communities and societies. The book therefore explains the values that motivate and inform African communities and societies, with a view to facilitating a dialogue about sustainable development in Africa among academics, intellectuals, policy and decisionmakers, and the communities. It also investigates the social and cultural dynamics of development in Africa, as a better alternative to earlier studies that blame African culture for poverty and exclude the people of Africa in their definition of developments in the continent. The significance of this book lies in its provision of a theoretical argument, from empirical perspective, on the role of values in the development of Africa; an argument that is capable of facilitating a dialogue about African development, which obviously proves more useful than either the imposition of a technical process or the announcement of a normative framework
Member of
Dewey number
306.0968
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Müller, Hans-Peter
  • Mekgwe, Pinkie
  • Mhloyi, Marvellous Mynard
Series statement
Codesria book series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa, Southern
  • Social planning
  • Social values
Label
Values and development in Southern Africa, edited by Hans Müller, Pinkie Mekgwe, Marvellous Mhloyi, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Section I. Introducing the issues -- section II. Theoretical reflections -- section III. Exploratory empirical investigations
Control code
ocn849923928
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages :)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9782869785540
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849923928
Label
Values and development in Southern Africa, edited by Hans Müller, Pinkie Mekgwe, Marvellous Mhloyi, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Section I. Introducing the issues -- section II. Theoretical reflections -- section III. Exploratory empirical investigations
Control code
ocn849923928
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages :)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9782869785540
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849923928

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