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Towards a New Map of Africa.

Author: Camilla Toulmin; Ben Wisner
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
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'The big, era-defining questions and, at last, the subtle, tenable answers, teased out without clich? or compromise. A vital volume at a critical moment.'Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford, Director, Africa '05'This book dispels the myth of a uniformly hopeless, hungry continent. It shows just how?extraordinarily diverse Africa is?and how much it?has changed in the last 20 years.?Full of fresh thinking on?problems that face  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Toulmin, Camilla.
Towards a New Map of Africa.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Camilla Toulmin; Ben Wisner
ISBN: 9781136551338 1136551336
OCLC Number: 804665596
Notes: 12 Institutions for Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking.
Description: 1 online resource (377 pages)
Contents: Towards a New Map of Africa; Copyright; Contents; List of Boxes, Figures and Tables; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Foreword; Introduction; Need for a Replacement for Africa in Crisis; Homogenizing Complexity; Twenty Years on from Africa in Crisis; What's Happened to the Crisis since Africa in Crisis was Published?; Arguments Old and New; Signs of Success; Running Out of Time?; How Can Our Book Contribute?; Part I: Human Ecology; 1 Land-based Livelihoods; Introduction; What are Rural Livelihoods?; Unfolding Livelihoods in West Africa; Two Cases. Conclusion2 Fishing Livelihoods: Successful Diversification, or Sinking into Poverty?; Introduction; Diverse People and Livelihoods; Fisheries as a Growing Livelihood Opportunity; The Attraction of the Fisheries Sector; Effects on Livelihood Security and Sustainability; Coping Strategies at Micro and Macro Levels; Conclusions; 3 Urban Livelihoods; Introduction; Framing Urban Livelihoods; Making a Living; Maintaining Social Networks and Urban Communities; Mounting Collective Action; Conclusions; 4 The Challenge of HIV/AIDS; Introduction; HIV/AIDS and its Potentially Devastating Impacts. Positive AnomaliesAvoiding the Trap; Conclusion; 5 Food Security; Introduction; Food Security: The Definitional Quandry; Vulnerability Discourse, Monitoring Practice and Food Aid; Description of Famine Early Warning Systems in Africa; Critical Assessment of Early Warning Systems in Africa; Recommendations for Best Practice; Part II: Institutional Change; 6 The Global Economic Context; Introduction; The Promise of Globalization and Achievements; The Failed Promise of Growth; Explaining the Poor Performance: Has Africa Adjusted?; Africa Maladjusted: The Low-growth Path; Concluding Remarks. 7 Legal FrameworksIntroduction; The Roots of African Poverty and Vulnerability; Can African Governments Use Law to Restructure Dysfunctional Institutions?; How Africans Designed Laws; Legislative Theory and the Use of Law for Institutional Transformation; Gathering the Facts; Summary and Conclusion; 8 The Politics of Decentralization; Introduction; Fetters on Decentralization; Means of Resistance: Powers Transfer and Institutional Choice; Conclusions; 9 National Institutions for Development: The Case of Botswana; Introduction; Theorizing the Botswana State. Elite Unity, Underdevelopment and State AutonomyConscious Leadership and Class Unity: The Foundation of State Capacity; Conclusion; 10 Identity and National Governance; The Colonial State and Legally Inscribed Identities; Post-colonial Dilemmas; Political Identity: A Methodological Consideration; Democracy and Institutions: A Conclusion; 11 Regional Economic and Political Institutions; Introduction; The Southern African Development Community (SADC): A Historical Overview; Regional Transformations in the 1990s: Implications for SADC; Conclusion.

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'The big, era-defining questions and, at last, the subtle, tenable answers, teased out without clich? or compromise. A vital volume at a critical moment.'Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford, Director, Africa '05'This book dispels the myth of a uniformly hopeless, hungry continent. It shows just how?extraordinarily diverse Africa is?and how much it?has changed in the last 20 years.?Full of fresh thinking on?problems that face Africa and new African approaches to development.'Richard Dowden, Director, Royal African SocietyThis ground-breaking book, with a foreword by former President of Ireland (1990?199.

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