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Taking sides. Clashing views on African issues

Author: William G Moseley
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw Hill, ©2012.
Series: Taking sides.; McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th 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: 9780078050084 0078050081
OCLC Number: 739101010
Description: xxxii, 426 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: UNIT 1. History --
Did the Trans-Atlantic slave trade underdevelop Africa? / Paul E. Lovejoy, John Thornton --
Have the contributions of Africans been recognized for developing new world agriculture? Duncan Clinch Heyward, Judith Carney --
Is European subjugation of Africans ultimately explained by differences in land, plant, and animal resources? / Jared Diamond, Lucy Jarosz --
Did colonialism distort contemporary African development? / Marcus Colchester, Robin M. Grier --
UNIT 2. Development --
Have free-market policies worked for Africa? / Fudzai Pamacheche, Baboucarr Koma, Thandika Mkandawire --
Do cell phones and the Internet foster "leapfrog" development in Africa? / Joseph O. Okpaku Sr., Pádraig Carmody --
Is increasing Chinese investment good for African development? / Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong, Padraig R. Carmody, Francis Y. Owusu --
Does foreign aid undermine development in Africa? / Dambisa Moyo, Apoorva Shah --
UNIT 3. Is climate change a major driver of agricultural shifts in Africa? / Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Ole Mertz, Cheikh Mbow, Anette Reenberg, Awa Diouf --
Is food production in Africa capable of keeping up with population growth? / Michael Mortimore, Mary Tiffen, John Murton --
Does African agriculture need a green revolution? / Kofi A. Annan, Carol B. Thompson --
Is community-based wildlife management a failed approach? / Peter J. Balint, Judith Mashinya, Liz Rihoy, Chaka Chirozva, Simon Anstey --
UNIT 4. Social issues --
Should female genital cutting be accepted as a cultural practice? / Fuambai Ahmadu, Liz Creel --
Are women in a position to challenge male power structures in Africa? / Richard A. Schroeder, Human Rights Watch --
Is the international community focusing on HIV/AIDS treatment at the expense of prevention in Africa? / Andrew Creese, Katherine Floyd, Anita Alban, and Lorna Guinness, Philip J. Hilts --
UNIT 5. Politics, governance, and conflict resolution --
Is multi-party democracy taking hold in Africa? / Michael Bratton, Robert Mattes --
Does increased female participation substantially change African politics? --
Is corruption the result of poor African leadership? / Elizabeth Powley, Carey Leigh Hogg --
Is corruption the result of poor African leadership? / Robert I. Rotberg, Arthur A. Goldsmith --
Are African-led peacekeeping missions more effective than international peacekeeping efforts in Africa? / David C. Gompert, Nsonurua J. Udombana.
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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