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Towards a New Map of Africa free pdf Provides a wide ranging review of the major successes and failures of development policy in Africa as the continent enters the 21st Century. The world's leading experts in African development issues combat the relentlessly negative public image of Africa. Coincides with a host of government initiatives to boost awareness of African development issues such as Commission for Africa and NEPAD This ground-breaking book with a foreword by Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and UN human rights commissioner, uniquely distils the complex issues surrounding Africa as it enters the 21st century. African and Western scholars provide a fascinating 'map' which reviews urban and rural livelihoods, the potential of fresh water fishing, health, the HIV/AIDS crisis, conflict and efforts at peace making. Also included are critical assessments of Africa's role in the global economy, the growth of regional economic cooperation within Africa, the evolution of its political institutions, the influence of ethnicity on the continent's politics, and the influence of Africa's legal systems on its development. A substantial introductory essay by the editors measures the distance Africa has travelled and the lessons it has learned since Africa in Crisis Earthscan book was published in 1985,.

About Ben Wisner

Ben Wisner is visiting research fellow at DESTIN, London School of Economics and at Benfield Hazard Research Centre, University College London, and visiting professor of environmental studies, Oberlin College, USA. Camilla Toulmin is Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development. Rutendo Chitiga is a freelance writer and editor and has a postgraduate degree in Environment and Development.

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Author : Ben Wisner
Publisher : Earthscan Ltd
Data Published : 01 September 2005
ISBN : 184407093X
EAN : 9781844070930
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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