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African Histories and Modernities

Africa and Globalization

Challenges of Governance and Creativity

Editors: Falola, Toyin, Kalu, Kenneth (Eds.)

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  • Offers thoughtful, accessible analysis of how African states have responded to the challenges of globalization
  • Presents policy recommendations for helping African states to play more active and profitable roles in the global economy
  • Includes perspectives from a wide variety of disciplines, including political science, economics, development studies, gender studies, and film studies
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair Professor in the Humanities and a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.
Kenneth Kalu is Assistant Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.  

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Africa in a Globalized World

    Kalu, Kenneth (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • The Rediscovery of Africa

    Yilmaz, Melike (et al.)

    Pages 21-38

  • Globalization and the Creative Space in Africa: Implications for Governance and Development

    Mimiko, N. Oluwafemi (et al.)

    Pages 39-47

  • Postcolonial Africa’s Development Trajectories

    Yilmaz, Mesut (et al.)

    Pages 49-69

  • Collective Social Action: Enlightenment Ethic and the Rise of Modern Individualism

    Gbadegesin, Enoch Olujide

    Pages 71-91

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74905-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • Unpublished eBooks cannot be pre-ordered in advance.
  • Due: June 23, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74904-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Africa and Globalization
Book Subtitle
Challenges of Governance and Creativity
Editors
  • Toyin Falola
  • Kenneth Kalu
Series Title
African Histories and Modernities
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74905-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74905-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74904-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 258
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