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  1. Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan African Demography

    Edited by Clifford O. Odimegwu, John Kekovole

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    This book offers an in-depth African perspective to the major issues in demographic discourse in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides comprehensive analysis of sub-Saharan African censuses, profiling demographic changes, trends, patterns and consequences in the region. Interdisciplinary, comprehensive,...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Informal Economy in Developing Countries

    Edited by Jean-Pierre Cling, Stéphane Lagrée, Mireille Razafindrakoto, François Roubaud

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Informality is ubiquitous in most developing countries. Understanding the informal economy is therefore of utmost importance from a political, economic and social point of view. Paradoxically, despite its economic importance, knowledge is extremely limited regarding the informal economy. It remains...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa

    Edited by Sonny Nwankwo, Kevin Ibeh

    Series: Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting

    Although the world's poorest inhabited continent, Africa has recently shown signs of being a source of economic growth in the coming decades, with increased foreign investment - notably from China - and huge growth in GDP from a number of African states. In contrast to the heaving weight of books...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Education Outcomes and Poverty in the South

    A Reassessment

    By Christopher Colclough

    Series: Education, Poverty and International Development

    Education has an extraordinarily important role to play in efforts to eliminate poverty world-wide. This book reveals the nature and complexity of these relationships and provides indispensible pointers to the kinds and extent of policy changes that are required. Based on highly innovative...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Teacher Education and the Challenge of Development

    A Global Analysis

    Edited by Bob Moon

    Series: Education, Poverty and International Development

    In developing countries across the world, qualified teachers are a rarity, with thousands of untrained adults taking over the role and millions of children having no access to schooling at all. The supply of high-quality teachers is falling behind: poor status, low salaries and inadequate working...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Knowledge Systems and Change in Climate Governance

    Comparing India and South Africa

    By Babette Never

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    The success of international efforts to manage climate change depends on the participation of emerging economies. This book uses a comparative study of two of the most important, India and South Africa, to reveal new insights into managing climate change on a global scale. The book provides a...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Press Freedom in Africa

    Comparative perspectives

    Edited by Herman Wasserman

    This book gives an overview of current debates surrounding press freedom in Africa in response to ongoing contestations between media and governments on the continent. Through case studies of individual African countries as well as international comparisons, a wide range of global contributors...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa

    Edited by Tewodaj Mogues, Samuel E Benin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Whereas there is plenty of work looking at macroeconomic effect of public spending on growth and poverty in Africa as well as studies of the impact of spending or investment in one economic sector on outcomes in that sector or on broader welfare measures, this book fills a much needed gap in the...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Transnational Companies and Security Governance

    Hybrid Practices in a Postcolonial World

    By Jana Hönke

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book examines non-state governance in areas of limited statehood by looking at the security practices of multinational companies. It investigates the everyday security practices of mining companies in Subsaharan Africa to illustrate a much broader and highly relevant phenomenon: hybrid...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Crisis and Migration

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Anna Lindley

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

    Crisis and migration have a long association, in popular and policy discourse as well as in social scientific analysis. Despite the emergence of more nuanced and even celebratory accounts of mobility in recent years, there remains a persistent emphasis on migration being either a symptom or a cause...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge