Africa Now!

Emerging Issues and Alternative Perspectives

Editors: Adeniran, Adebusuyi, Ikuteyijo, Lanre (Eds.)

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  • Offers a holistic interdisciplinary approach to explore the issues affecting African social development
  • Provides new perspectives on emerging trends in Africa’s development
  • Includes a strong line up of scholars from the African continent 
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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.

About the authors

Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran holds a PhD in Development Sociology. He is presently a senior lecturer and researcher at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and a Visiting Researcher at York University, Canada and The Nordic African Institute in Sweden.

Lanre Olusegun Ikuteyijo is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD degree in Sociology and Anthropology specializing in the areas of criminology, migration and urbanization from the same university.

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“The editors have to be congratulated for assembling an impressive range of continental-based African scholars and researchers proximate to the current status of African and some diasporic social research.  This compendious, timely handbook’s chapters represent the best in distilling the topical, theoretical, and case illustrative scholarship centering on  displacement and migration, while chapters variously synthesize scholarship on, amongst other thing, land and food security, indigenous technology, securitization, governance, the sex trade, and Chinese investment.  Highly recommended.” (Pablo Idahosa, Professor, African and Development Studies, York University UK)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction: Africa in the Twenty-First Century

    Pages 1-12

    Adeniran, Adebusuyi Isaac (et al.)

  • The Right to Development in a Reconfigured Global Order: Conceptual Dynamism and South–South Cooperation

    Pages 15-62

    Links, Stacey

  • Oil, Ethnicism and Sustainable National Integration in Contemporary Nigeria

    Pages 65-91

    Babatunde, Abosede Omowumi

  • A Phenomenological Study of the Development Outcomes of Extractive Sector Governance in Côte d’Ivoire

    Pages 93-100

    Djane, Kabran Aristide

  • Land Degradation and Sustainable Human Development in Nigeria

    Pages 101-117

    Fajobi, Tolulope Adetayo

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Africa Now!
Book Subtitle
Emerging Issues and Alternative Perspectives
Editors
  • Adebusuyi Adeniran
  • Lanre Ikuteyijo
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62443-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62443-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62442-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87312-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 453
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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