This book explores development issues in Africa from the human, social, economic, geographical and political perspectives. It presents arguments as to why Africa remains less developed compared to other continents and provides recommendations to achieve effective development. The author discusses such specific questions as: Are Africans capable of developing Africa? How has nature contributed to problems in Africa? and Did slavery contribute to underdevelopment?
Author: Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften. KolloquiumPublish On: 2004
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Author: Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften. Kolloquium
Was bedeutet "Gemeinwohl" (bonum commune) im Zeitalter der Globalisierung? Hat der Begriff Orientierungskraft, oder ist er eine leere Formel? Braucht es ihn überhaupt noch, angesichts der Ausformulierung vieler seiner zentralen Gehalte in nationalen Verfassungen und internationalen Abkommen? Ist nicht in "postmoderner" Zeit das Gewicht auf formale Verfahren zu legen, anstatt auf materiale Werte? Dient der Rückgriff auf das lange hochgehaltene Prinzip bloss beschwichtigender Verschleierung, oder erinnert dieses an normative Gehalte, auf die nicht verzichten kann, wem an humaner Gestaltung menschlicher Existenz liegt? Und ist der Begriff, in abendländischer Tradition heraugereift, universell überhaupt bedeutungsvoll, also für interkulturelle Kommunikation geeignet? Die hier versammelten Beiträge suchen und fnden Antworten. Sie spiegeln das 21. interdisziplinär, international und kontrovers gehaltene Forschungskolloquium der Schweizerischen Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (2002)
Why Africa? an abstract first painted in 1993 and reproduced in collage in 2004, is variously described by his admirers as an emotional revelation. The work depicts the African question problems and prospects including political instability, corruption, and poverty in the midst of rich natural and human resources. Thus, Why Africa? inspired him to write a book on the subject, applying his creativity with a unique perspective on the African case. Bona has written one book (unpublished) titled: The Ancient and Modern (1992) a story on Urualla, his ancestral origin in Nigeria.
This book examines the various factors that have influenced the growth and development process of contemporary Africa. After discussing and weighing the schools of thought that have attempted to explain the paradox of Africa’s reduced growth and development in the midst of abundant resources, this volume comes up with comprehensive and detailed suggestions and recommendations to address this painful experience. This book consistently states that the average Africans, forming the overwhelming majority of the African population, are the least, if at all, to be blamed for the paradox; but rather the African leadership and its external cronies are to be fully blamed. Contemporary Africa’s Growth and Development seeks a solution to the African growth and development puzzle in proper allocation and oversight of resources, vision, perseverance, courage, corruption-free and good governance, as well as concrete, provable, solid, and genuine unity.
Author: Carol Lancaster,Nicolas van de WallePublish On: 2018-05-01
Author: Carol Lancaster,Nicolas van de Walle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In many discussions of nations' development, we often focus on their economic and social development. Is it becoming wealthier? Is its society modernizing? Is it becoming more technologically sophisticated? Are social outcomes improving for the broad mass of the public? The process of development policy implementation, however, is always and inevitably political. Put simply, regime type matters when it comes to deciding on a course of development to follow. Further, political institutions matter. When a government's institutional capacity is low, the chances of success severely decline, regardless of the merits of the development plan. In The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of Development, two of America's leading political scientists on the issue, Carol Lancaster and Nicolas van de Walle, have assembled an international cast of leading scholars to craft a broad, state-of-the-art work on this vitally important topic. This volume is divided into five sections: major theories of the politics of development, organized historically (e.g. modernization theory, dependency theory, the Washington consensus of 'policies without politics,' etc.); key domestic factors and variables; key international factors and variables; political systems and structures; and geographical perspectives, inclusive of regional dynamics. A comprehensive and cross-regional examination on key issues of political development, this Handbook not only provides an authoritative synthesis of past scholarship, but also sets the agenda for future research in this discipline.