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Taking sides : clashing views on African issues

Author: William G Moseley
Publisher: Boston : McGraw Hill, ©2009.
Series: Taking sides.; McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This volume presents current controversies that surround controversial issues that in occur African societies in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Its intent is to act as a platform for discussions in courses offered in a variety of departments dealing with contemporary African issues, including anthropology, African studies, development studies,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William G Moseley
ISBN: 9780073515182 0073515183
OCLC Number: 179817645
Description: xxx, 385 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Unit 1. History: Did the Trans-Atlantic slave trade underdevelop Africa? --
Have the contributions of Africans been recognized for developing new world agriculture? --
Is European subjugation of Africans ultimately explained by differences in land, plant, and animal resources? --
Did colonialism distort contemporary African development? --
Unit 2. Development: Have free-market policies worked for Africa? --
Are abundant mineral and energy resources a catalyst for African development? --
Is increasing Chinese investment good for African development? --
Unit 3. Agriculture, food, and the environment: Does the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan have environmental causes? --
Is food production in Africa capable of keeping up with population growth? --
Does African agriculture need a green revolution? --
Is Sub-Saharan Africa experiencing a deforestation crisis? --
Unit 4. Social issues. Should female genital cutting be accepted as a cultural practice? --
Are women in a position to challenge male power structures in Africa? --
Is the international community focusing on HIV/AIDS treatment at the expense of prevention in Africa? --
Should developed countries provide debt relief to the poorest, indebted African nations? --
Unit 5. Politics, governance, and conflict resolution: Is multi-party democracy taking hold in Africa? --
Is foreign assistance useful for fostering democracy in Africa? --
Is corruption the result of poor African leadership? --
Are African-led peacekeeping missions more effective than international peacekeeping efforts in Africa?
Series Title: Taking sides.; McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Other Titles: Clashing views on African issues
African issues
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with introductions by William G. Moseley.

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