Africa at the Crossroads: Between Regionalism and Globalization / Edition 1

Africa at the Crossroads: Between Regionalism and Globalization / Edition 1

by John Mukum Mbaku
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275980200

ISBN-13: 9780275980207

Pub. Date: 03/30/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Mbaku, Saxena, and their contributors examine the problems faced by Africa as it decides what to do to improve its ability to contribute to and benefit from the new globalization. Today, the continent stands at a crossroads; it must choose between joining the new global society and pursuing a process of internal self-reliance. The dilemma the continent faces is how

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Mbaku, Saxena, and their contributors examine the problems faced by Africa as it decides what to do to improve its ability to contribute to and benefit from the new globalization. Today, the continent stands at a crossroads; it must choose between joining the new global society and pursuing a process of internal self-reliance. The dilemma the continent faces is how to participate in and benefit from the new global economy as well as retain and also benefit from its emerging regional economic and political schemes.

The book is written by a group of highly skilled and committed Africanists and is intended to make a significant contribution to the debate on poverty alleviation in Africa as well as on improving Africa's ability to participate in and benefit from the new globalization and how to achieve the type of peaceful coexistence in Africa that will enhance economic growth and development. It contains a refreshing, vigorous, and informative analysis of poverty alleviation strategies in the continent, how to achieve lasting peace and enhance the peaceful co-existence of population groups, and how to improve the continent's ability to participate more effectively in the new globalization. It emphasizes the importance of good policies and laws and institutions not only to peaceful coexistence, but also to sustainable poverty alleviation strategies. As Africans prepare themselves and their societies for the new globalization, it is critical that they provide themselves with governance structures that are locally-focused, and that enhance peace and sustainable development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275980207
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Contributors

Acknowledgments

Acronyms

Africa at the Crossroads: Introduction by John Mukum Mbaku and Suresh Chandra Saxena

Africa at the Crossroads of Globalization by Emmanuel Nnadozie

Globalization and Popular Disenchantment in Africa by Francis B. Nyamnjoh

A Tale of Three Images: Globalization, Marginalization, and the Sovereignty of the African Nation-State by Paul L. Ebioze Idahosa

Regionalism and Regional Cooperation in Africa: New Century Challenges and Prospects by Paul-Henri Bischoff

The New East African Union: A Defense and Security Organ as the Missing Link by P. Godfrey Okoth

From OAU to African Union: Africa's Giant Step Towards Continental Unity by Suresh Chandra Saxena

Fighting Poverty and Deprivation in Africa: The Continuing Struggle by John Mukum Mbaku

Internet Connectivity and Development in Africa: Look Before You "Leapfrog" by Lyombe S. Eko

Decentralization and Privatization ofInfrastructure by Mwangi S. Kimenyi and Wilson S. K. Wasike

Beyond Rhetoric: Peacekeeping in Africa in the Millennium by Korwa G. Adar

Cultural Diversity and the Search for Lasting Peace in Africa; Consociational Democracy Revisited by Ufo Okeke Uzodike

State Repair and Democratic Development in Africa by 'Kunle Amuwo

Ethnicity, Agonism of Difference and National Imagining in Post-Colonial Africa by Nantang Jua

The Struggle for Stability in Nigeria's Contemporary Politics (1990-1999) and the Lessons for the Fourth Republic by E. Ike Udogu

Imperialism and Militarialisme in Africa: The Political Economy of French Arms Sales and Military Intervention, 1960-1890 by Immanuel Tatah Mentan

Selected Bibliography

Index

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