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Africa yesterday, today and tomorrow: exploring the multi-dimensional discourses on 'development'

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dc.contributor.editor Andrews, N. en
dc.contributor.editor Khalema, N.E. en
dc.contributor.editor Oriola, T. en
dc.contributor.editor Odoom, I. en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-06 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T21:02:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T21:02:28Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781443841849 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/3136
dc.description.abstract From a multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary standpoint, this book challenges the teleological and unidirectional notions of development embodied in the idea of modernisation or 'progress' and offers a critique of the tendency to consider Africa as a basket case, which often gives the Western 'self' an undeserving privilege and superiority over the African 'other'. Mostly authored by emerging African scholars, this 16-chapter volume addresses the historical application of development projects in Africa and its modern impact at the economic, political, cultural, social, infrastructural contexts, and even more. The book, therefore, unearths development dynamics in specific African countries, examines the continent's external relations, rethinks predominant ideas on development, and engages in critical examination of concepts and practices that have maintained hegemonic positions in the discussions on Africa's development. It's uniqueness lies in the ability to bring these several voices and themes together into a concise conception of both the challenges and possibilities for Africa's sustainable development. The book targets both the academic and policy worlds in Africa and around the world, including ordinary members of the public who seek to broaden their theoretical and empirical understanding on the changing dynamics on the African continent. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Cambridge Scholars en
dc.subject SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.title Africa yesterday, today and tomorrow: exploring the multi-dimensional discourses on 'development' en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2012/13 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Newcastle en
dc.ArchiveNumber 7550 en
dc.outputnumber 6199 en
dc.bibliographictitle Andrews, N., Khalema, N.E., Oriola, T. & Odoom, I. (eds). (2012) <i>Africa yesterday, today and tomorrow: exploring the multi-dimensional discourses on 'development'. </i> Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. en
dc.publicationyear 2012 en


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