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  1. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Political Science in South Africa

    The Last Forty Years

    Edited by Peter Vale, Pieter Fourie

    In 2013 and in 2014 respectively, the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) and Politikon (the South African Journal of Political Studies) celebrate their 40th anniversary. Also, in April 2014 South Africa celebrates twenty years since the advent of the post-Apartheid democracy,...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    An Historical Ecology

    By Gufu Oba

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons for current and future environmental challenges. Drawing from rock art, archaeology,...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sufis and Scholars of the Sea

    Family Networks in East Africa, 1860-1925

    By Anne Bang

    Series: Routledge Indian Ocean Series

    Anne Bang focuses on the ways in which a particular Islamic brotherhood, or 'tariqa', the tariqa Alawiyya, spread, maintained and propagated their particular brand of the Islamic faith. Originating in the South-Yemeni region of Hadramawt, the Alawi tariqa mainly spread along the coast of the...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Beyond Market Access for Economic Development

    EU-Africa relations in transition

    Edited by Gerrit Faber, Jan Orbie

    Series: Routledge Studies in the European Economy

    The Economic Partnership Agreements between the European Union and the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries have drastically restructured Europe’s trade architecture towards the third world. This volume examines the consequences of EPAs for development in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)....

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Livelihoods and Learning

    Education For All and the marginalisation of mobile pastoralists

    By Caroline Dyer

    Series: Education, Poverty and International Development

    Current paradigms of ‘development’ generally serve mobile pastoralist groups poorly: their visibility in policy processes is minimal, and their mobility is constructed by the powerful as a ‘problem’, rather than as a rational livelihood strategy. Increasingly damaged eco-systems, shrinking natural...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Confronting Land and Property Problems for Peace

    Edited by Shinichi Takeuchi

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    This collection clarifies the background of land and property problems in conflict-affected settings, and explores appropriate policy measures for peace-building. While land and property problems exist in any society, they can be particularly exacerbated in conflict-affected settings –...

    Published May 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Youth and Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Working but Poor

    Edited by Hiroyuki Hino, Gustav Ranis

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    It is widely acknowledged that youth unemployment is one of the most critical challenges facing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This volume brings together an eminent group of international scholars to analyse the extent and complex nature of this joblessness, and offer a set of evidence-based...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Adaptive Cross-scalar Governance of Natural Resources

    Edited by Grenville Barnes, Brian Child

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    Natural resource governance is critical for linking poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource use. This book brings together authors from various disciplines with extensive field experience to promote an integrative understanding of cross-scale and adaptive governance in Africa and Latin...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge