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Africa and the World : Challenges of Governance and Creativity - (Hardcover)

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This book considers the promises and challenges of globalization for Africa. Why have African states been perennially unable to diversify their economies and move beyond export of primary produce, even as Southeast Asia has made a tremendous leap into manufacturing? What institutional impediments are in play in African states? What reforms would mitigate the negative effects of globalization and distribute its benefits more equitably? Covering critical themes such as political leadership, security challenges, the creative sector, and community life, essays in this volume argue that the starting point for Africa’s meaningful engagement with the rest of the world must be to look inward, examine Africa’s institutions, and work towards reforms that promote inclusiveness and stability.
Number of Pages: 258
Genre: History, Social Science, Political Science
Series Title: African Histories and Modernities
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: June 23, 2018
TCIN: 53803570
UPC: 9783319749044
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-7709
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