Africa Today: Culture, Economics, Religion, Security / Edition 1 by Heather Deegan | 9780415418843 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Africa Today: Culture, Economics, Religion, Security / Edition 1

Africa Today: Culture, Economics, Religion, Security / Edition 1

by Heather Deegan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415418844

ISBN-13: 9780415418843

Pub. Date: 11/14/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the post 9/11 global environment Africa is standing at a crossroads in international affairs as the combined issues of politics, religion and security attract renewed interest. While some countries seem to be moving forward with greater levels of confidence, democracy and stability, others continue to be mired in conflict, poverty and religious/ethnic division.

Overview

In the post 9/11 global environment Africa is standing at a crossroads in international affairs as the combined issues of politics, religion and security attract renewed interest. While some countries seem to be moving forward with greater levels of confidence, democracy and stability, others continue to be mired in conflict, poverty and religious/ethnic division.

This text focuses on key contemporary issues that the continent faces, providing a comprehensive introduction of current political, religious, developmental and security concerns.

Features include:

  • Individual chapters devoted to key issues including health, gender, corruption, religion and the newly emerging problems of human security.
  • Case studies and detailed analysis of topical issues, including:
    • Muslim/Christian clashes: Kano, Northern Nigeria
    • Conflict, Arms and Reconstruction: Darfur and Sierra Leone
  • Comprehensive range of countries discussed including: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya Ethiopia, Uganda, Lesotho, Somalia, Namibia and Madagascar.
  • Fully up-to-date statistics including primary research based on interviews conducted by the author, providing data for both individual countries and the continent as a whole.
  • Boxed descriptions explaining clearly the ideas in important subject areas, such as Islamic law and society

By drawing on the author's empirical research and situating discussion within the context of wider debate, Africa Today is designed both to introduce and to develop a deeper understanding of this rapidly changing continent an essential text for all students of African politics and International Relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415418843
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/14/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Looking Back in Time 2. Africa Today 3. Religion, Culture and Gender 4. Development Matters 5. Politics and Prospects of Democracy 6. Corruption 7. Conflict and De-Militarisation 8. Disease and Human Security 9. Terrorism 10. International Focus 11. Conclusion

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