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African Renaissance: Roadmaps to the Challenge of Globalization

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Fantu Cheru attempts to shed new light on the topic of economic development in Africa. He roots his wide-ranging arguments firmly in the actual realities of what is going on in Africa —the practical lessons to be learned from both mistakes made and the initiatives which have born positive fruit. He argues for a middle way that goes beyond simple state-led versus market-driven approaches to Africa's development.

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Overview

Fantu Cheru attempts to shed new light on the topic of economic development in Africa. He roots his wide-ranging arguments firmly in the actual realities of what is going on in Africa —the practical lessons to be learned from both mistakes made and the initiatives which have born positive fruit. He argues for a middle way that goes beyond simple state-led versus market-driven approaches to Africa's development.

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"...a welcome addition to the discussion on development in Africa...a good book for development studies scholars."—Valentine James, Jourbanal of Sustainable Development

“A timely contribution to the debate on Africa's future in the age of globalization. In this penetrating analysis... this book is a must read for African policymakers, civil society leaders, and donor organizations.” —Carlos Lopes, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Development Policy, United Nations Development Program

“Despite gloomy predictions about Africa's future...Cheru argues that globalization can offer great opportunity for the continent, but only if African leaders are prepared to manage it carefully and with greater concern for empowering the poor.” —K.Y Amoako, Executive Secretary and Assistant Secretary, General United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

“Dr. Cheru...provide[s] an insightful evaluation of Africa's political and economic points of origin, as well as its desired Renaissance destination. Most importantly, [Cheru] offers clear directions for fellow travellers joining the fight against global apartheid!” —Salih Booker, Executive Director, Africa Action

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Arguing that globalization is an irreversible process and that the possibility of developing a counterhegemonic strategy to global neoliberalism is unthinkable, Cheru (School of International Service, The American U., Washington DC) suggests that globalization can best be navigated by African countries if they utilize the best of both state and market development approaches. Calling his recommended plan "a guided embrace of globalization," he explores how his mixed approach would work in the areas of renewing democracy, investing in education, revitalizing agricultural production, strengthening regional cooperation, and strengthening rural-urban interface. It is only after these hurdles are overcome that Africans can reap the benefits of globalization. A commitment to democracy and self- determination is necessary to resist the worst impacts of neoliberal globalization. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842770870
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 10/4/2002
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Fantu Cheru is Professor at the School of International Service, The American University, Washington D.C.

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Table of Contents

Africa and the Globalization Challenge
• Renewing and Restoring Democracy in Africa: A Herculean Task
• Reforming African Education for the 21st Century
• Agriculture and Rural Development
• Rethinking Regional Economic Integration: From Rhetoric to Reality
• The Urban-Rural Interface: Managing Fast-Growing Cities
• Rebuilding War-torn Societies and Preventing Deadly Conflicts
• Concluding Remarks: A Wake-up Call to Fellow Africans

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