Africa Now! : emerging issues and alternative perspectives
- Adebusuyi Adeniran, Lanre Ikuteyijo, editors.
- Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
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- xi, 453 pages ; 22 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Forward.- Acknowledgments.- About the Authors.- 1. Introduction: Africa in the 21st Century-- Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran, Lanre Olusegun Ikuteyijo.- Section i: Conceptualizing the development process in 21st century Africa.- 2. The right to development in a reconfigured global order: conceptual dynamism and south-south cooperation-- Stacey Links.- Section ii: Environment, natural resources' management and development.- 3. Oil, ethnicism and sustainable national integration in Nigeria-- Abosede Omowumi Babatunde.- 4. Phenomenological study of development outcomes of governance of extractive sector in Cote D'Ivoire-- Kabran Aristide Djane.- 5. Land degradation and sustainable human development in Nigeria-- Adetayo Tolulope Fajobi.- 6. Land, natural resources and the state in Kenya-- Connor J. Cavanagh.- Section iii: Governance, economy and sustainable development.- 7. Urban agriculture (ua), food security and poverty alleviation in post-apartheid metropolitan Durban, South Africa-- Sultan Khan.- 8. Internal democracy and leadership crisis in the nigerian legislature-- Taofeek Oluwayomi Gidado.- 9. Exploring inherent social interactions between Chinese immigrants and corruption in Nigeria-- Allen Hai Xiao.- 10. Emerging governance crises in 21st century Nigeria-- Samuel S. Agunyai.- Section iv: Transnationalism, education and human development.- 11. Migration of nigerians to canada for undergraduate education: implications for brain drain and development-- Charles T. Adeyanju.- 12. Imperialism and African indigenous knowledge system in technology-- Kolawole T. Olabode.- Section v: crime, conflicts and regional dynamics.- 13. North africa: can common security challenges promote regional integration?-- Rawia Tawfik.- 14. Ethnography of sex trade among bini-women in southern Nigeria-- Clementina O. Osezua.- 15. Crime and human security: South Africa twenty one years post democracy-- Shanta B. Singh.- 16. Environmental conflicts and forced migration in the Nigerian Niger delta-- Iwebunor Okwechime.- 17. Informal immigrant traders in Johannesburg: the scorned cornerstone in the sadc integration project-- Christopher Ushimbi and Inocent Moyo.- 18. Emergent dynamics of female migration in west Africa-- Timothy Abayomi Atoyebi.- 19. Conclusion-- Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran, Lanre Olusegun Ikuteyijo.- Index.
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- This book presents relevant and timely endogenous procedures for addressing the challenge of transforming ideas into sustainable opportunities in Africa. It explores how Africa could be understood in the context of emerging global realities, providing alternative frameworks that will not just be participatory in conception and practice, but equally show a contextual workability for the varying aspects of the developmental enterprise in Africa. Despite having alternative and less cumbersome sources of funding, with commendable economic growth indices, and several economies among the fastest growing globally, African countries have been unable to transmute related opportunities into sustainable human development outcomes for majority of its citizenry. Over four rich sections the authors cover subjects ranging from environment and natural resource management, to governance, economy and sustainable development. The book continues with a section on Education and Human Development and a case study in transnationalism. The final section discusses crime, conflict and regional dynamics, including highly disputed topics such as forced migration and sex trade. This indispensable resource will be of great use to students and researches globally in fields such as sociology, anthropology, environmental studies, politics and economics with a focus on contemporary Africa, as well as to policy planners and human rights activists invested in the future development of Africa.
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