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xiv, 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction Merle Sowman and Rachel Wynberg 2. Governance for Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Theories and Concepts Kabiri Ngeta 3. Localising Global Environmental Governance Norms: Implications for Justice Melissa Hansen, Vasna Ramasar and Kent Buchanan 4. Governing Ancestral Land in Madagascar: Have Policy Reforms Contributed to Social Justice? Barry Ferguson, Charlie J. Gardner, Mijasoa M. Andriamarovolonona, Tim Healy, Frank Muttenzer, Shirley M. Smith, Neal Hockley and Mathilde Gingembre 5. Exclusionary Spaces: Power, Poverty and Community-based Natural Resource Management in West Africa Marlene Buchy and Roy Maconachie 6. Wildlife Paying Its Way? A Critical Analysis of Community-based Natural Resource Management in the Chobe Enclave, Botswana Clare Gupta 7. Community-based Conservation and Protected Areas: Commons Perspectives for Promoting Biodiversity and Social Justice in Southern Africa Arthur Hoole 8. Community-based Natural Resource Management: Micro-Governance and Face-to-Face Participatory Democracy Brian Child, Patricia Mupeta, Shylock Muyengwa and Rodgers Lubilo 9. Fisheries Co-Management in the Okavango Delta's Panhandle: The Okavango Fisheries Management Committee Case Study Belda Mosepele, Ketlhatlogile Mosepele, Shadrack Mogotsi, and Douglas Thamage 10. Shifting Gear: A New Governance Framework for Small-Scale Fisheries in South Africa Merle Sowman, Serge Raemaekers and Jackie Sunde 11. Legal Pluralism and the Governance of Freshwater Resources in Southern Africa: Can Customary Governance be Embedded Within the Statutory Frameworks for Integrate Water Resources Management? Sharon Pollard and Tessa Cousins 12. Customary Governance of Baobab in Eastern Zimbabwe: Impacts of State-led Interventions Witness Kozanayi, Rachel Wynberg and Frank Matose 13. Partnerships Are Not Forever: The Limits of Collaborative Governance in Diamond Mining in Namaqualand Ralph Hamann 14. Governance, Equity, and Sustainability in Non-Timber Forest Product Value Chains Rachel Wynberg and Jaci van Niekerk 15. Governing the Ungovernable? Climate Change and Social Justice in Southern Africa Penny Urquhart 16. Towards Robust Governance for Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Lessons from Natural Resource Sectors in Southern Africa Merle Sowman and Rachel Wynberg.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415523592 20160614
Understanding the governance of complex social-ecological systems is vital in a world faced with rapid environmental change, conflicts over dwindling natural resources, stark disparities between rich and poor and the crises of sustainability. Improved understanding is also essential to promote governance approaches that are underpinned by justice and equity principles and that aim to reduce inequality and benefit the most marginalised sectors of society. This book is concerned with enhancing the understanding of governance in relation to social justice and environmental sustainability across a range of natural resource sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. By examining governance across various sectors, it reveals the main drivers that influence the nature of governance, the principles and norms that shape it, as well as the factors that constrain or enable achievement of justice and sustainability outcomes. The book also illuminates the complex relationships that exist between various governance actors at different scales, and the reality and challenge of plural legal systems in much of Sub-Saharan Africa. The book comprises 16 chapters, 12 of them case studies recounting experiences in the forest, wildlife, fisheries, conservation, mining and water sectors of diverse countries: Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Cameroon.Through insights from these studies, the book seeks to draw lessons from the praxis of natural resource governance in Sub-Saharan Africa and to contribute to debates on how governance can be strengthened and best configured to meet the needs of the poor, in a way that is both socially just and ecologically sustainable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415523592 20160614
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1 online resource (320 pages).
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v, 54 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
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114 p.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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108 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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iii, 259 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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viii, 82 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
Green Library
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140 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xiv, 221 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Part 1 Civil Society and Democratic Transition: Civil Society and Democratic Consolidation - Building a Culture of Democracy in a New South Africa, Larry Diamond-- The "New" Civil Society and Democratic Transitions in Africa, Edward R. MacMahon-- Lessons to be Learned from the Angolan Elections - 38 Reliable Guides or Misleading Judgements, William Minter. Part 2 The Politics of Economic Reforms: Labour, Structural Adjustment and Democracy in Sierra Leone and Ghana, Alfred B. Zack-Williams-- Privatization in a Transitional Society - a Kenyan Case Study, Rukhsana A. Siddiqui-- "The End of History or the Beginning of the End?" - Prospects for Botswana in the 21st Century, Larry A. Swatuck. Part 3 The Problems of Development Management: Nongovernmental Organizations and Government-Organized Nongovernmental Organizations - Opportunities for Development Management in Africa in the 21st Century, Peter Koehn and Olatunde Ojo-- "Managing" Development in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1990s - States, Market and Civil Societies in Alternative Paradigms, Sandra Maclean. Part 4 Women and Empowerment in Africa in the 1990s: Toward Equality for All? - International Human Rights for African Women, Lunn Berat-- Barriers and Opportunities - the Role of Organizations in Nigerian Women's Quest for Empowerment, Mary J. Osirim. Part 5 Toward the Sustainable Development of African Ecology and Environment: Africa's Environmental Challenges - Deforestation and Development, Moses K. Tesi-- The Issues of Development and Environment in Africa - an Overview, E. Ike Udogu.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275951429 20160528
The economic performance of African countries south of the Sahara generally has been poor during the past two decades. External factors such as high oil prices, deteriorating terms of trade and wars, and formidable internal factors such as corruption, chauvinism, authoritarianism and violence have continued to plague the region. Whereas in the 1980s the Sub-Sahara was overwhelmed by drought, devaluation and debt, the 1990s have brought the paradox of civil strife and a complex transition to democracy. This volume surveys the major political, economic, social, ecological and gender related aspects of Sub-Saharan Africa's struggle toward democracy. Its essays pose two fundamental sets of ideas: that the internal equilibrium can be restored only through institutional changes with these countries; and that the political and economic dilemmas in the region are closely related to issues of gender and the environment. The volume should be of interest to scholars and students of comparative politics, developmental economics and African studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275951429 20160528
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xv, 216 pages ; 24 cm
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xxiv, 229 pages.
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xii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: African Farmers and Firms in a Changing World-- Takahiro Fukunishi 2. The Governance of Global Value Chains, Upgrading Processes and Agricultural Producers in Sub-Saharan Africa-- Jodie Keane 3. Fresh Pineapple Export Industry in Ghana: Role of Smallholders in the High-Value Horticultural Supply Chain-- Aya Suzuki 4. The Beer Industry and Contract Farming in Uganda-- Akio Nishiura 5. Export-Oriented Garment Industry in Madagascar: Implication of FDI to the Local Economy-- Takahiro Fukunishi and Herinjatovo Aime Ramiarison 6. Local Construction Enterprises in Transition: Empirical Evidence from Burkina Faso (2004-2010)-- Tomomi Tokuori.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137377814 20160612
The economic situation in Sub-Saharan Africa has recently undergone a process of change. After a long period of stagnation during the 1980s and 1990s, GDP per capita has shown significant growth in the 2000s. Although the growth rate is lower than that of East Asia, it is significantly higher than that in previous decades. The most significant factor yielding the better economic performance is the increase in commodity prices including oil, mineral and agricultural products, which are the main export products for most African countries. Another factor has been the scaling up of aid flows following the commencement of the Millennium Development Goals. The enhanced commitment of the donor community increased aid flow to Africa, which in turn increased GDP through consumption of locally sourced products and services, such as with the construction industry. This book aims to fill the lack of micro evidences on a structural change of African producers. By collecting studies on single industries, the authors attempt to demonstrate firms' and farmers' responses to the recent economic trend such as growth of demand, emergence of FDI and improvement in infrastructure. Since the economic trend differs by industry, its impacts on producers can be observed more clearly by focusing on a single industry. Based on case studies, this book covers four industries in five countries that experienced significant external changes; namely, horticulture in Ghana, construction in Burkina Faso, textiles in Madagascar, agriculture in Uganda, and wood processing in Tanzania. All studies are based on original data collected through the authors' field work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137377814 20160612
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vi, 200 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
This publication, "Organic Agriculture: African Experiences in Resilience and Sustainability, " demonstrates that organic management can benefit people, the economy and ecosystems and that this can be achieved in Africa, where hunger and degradation stubbornly persist, despite decades of development efforts. This publication expands on selected research presented during the Lusaka Conference. The different chapters document sustainability experiences, including: mainstreaming organic agriculture into African development approaches; community-based livestock systems combining holistic range management; indigenous ethno-veterinary practices and new understanding of customary systems of resource management; ecofunctional intensification through management of legumes, systems of rice intensification and integrated farming; and smallholders knowledge harnessed through family farmers learning groups and customized information and communication technologies.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251076668 20160612
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x, 153 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
  • Setting the scene : the Sub-Saharan Africa context
  • Typology and evolution of production, distribution and consumption systems
  • AKST : generation, access, adaptation, adoption and effectiveness
  • Food systems and agricultural products and services towards 2050
  • Options for action: generation, access and application of AKST.
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7 p. : ill., 28 cm.
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333 p. ; 30 cm.
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13 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
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xi, 22 p. ; 28 cm.
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396 p. ; 30 cm.
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