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  1. Religions of South Africa (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Chidester

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, this title explores the religious diversity of South Africa, organizing it into a single coherent narrative and providing the first comparative study and introduction to the topic. David Chidester emphasizes the fact that the complex distinctive character of South African...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Conservation and Environmental Management in Madagascar

    Edited by Ivan R. Scales

    Series: Earthscan Conservation and Development

    Madagascar is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet, the result of 160 million years of isolation from the African mainland. More than 80% of its species are not found anywhere else on Earth. However, this highly diverse flora and fauna is threatened by habitat loss and...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Fieldwork in the Global South

    Ethical Challenges and Dilemmas

    Edited by Jenny Lunn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    Choosing to do fieldwork overseas, particularly in the Global South, is a challenge in itself. The researcher faces logistical complications, health and safety issues, cultural differences, language barriers, and much more. But permeating the entire fieldwork experience are a range of...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Living with Environmental Change

    Waterworlds

    Edited by Kirsten Hastrup, Cecilie Rubow

    Climate change is a lived experience of changes in the environment, often destroying conventional forms of subsistence and production, creating new patterns of movement and connection, and transforming people’s imagined future. This book explores how people across the world think about...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Albie Sachs and Transformation in South Africa

    From Revolutionary Activist to Constitutional Court Judge

    By Drucilla Cornell, Karin van Marle, Albie Sachs

    Series: Birkbeck Law Press

    Many critical theorists talk and write about the day after the revolution, but few have actually participated in the constitution of a revolutionary government. Emeritus Justice Albie Sachs was a freedom fighter for most of his life. He then played a major role in the negotiating committee for the...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Birkbeck Law Press

  6. Trade Relations Between the EU and Africa

    Development, challenges and options beyond the Cotonou Agreement

    Edited by Yenkong Ngangjoh-Hodu, Francis A.S.T. Matambalya

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Trade liberalisation and openness, as linchpins for development have been flagships of conventional economic policy advices to most African countries over the last few decades. Much of the orientation of the focus however has been on the impact of international trade on development rather than the...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ethiopia Photographed

    Historic Photographs of the Country and its People Taken Between 1867 and 1935

    By Richard Pankhurst, Denis Gerard

    Following the very successful Ethiopia Engraved, an illustrated book of engravings by foreign travellers from 1681 to 1900, Ethiopia Photographed covers the period from the inception of photography in the country up to the Italian Fascist invasion in 1936. The people, terrain, buildings and rulers...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Governance for Justice and Environmental Sustainability

    Lessons across Natural Resource Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Edited by Merle Sowman, Rachel Wynberg

    Understanding the governance of complex social-ecological systems is vital in a world faced with rapid environmental change, conflicts over dwindling natural resources, stark disparities between rich and poor and the crises of sustainability. Improved understanding is also essential to promote...

    Published February 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Governance Reform in Africa

    International and Domestic Pressures and Counter-Pressures

    By Jerome Bachelard

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    Poor governance is increasingly recognized as the greatest impediment to economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, some impressive governance reforms are underway in many countries. This includes cases such as Nigeria – formerly the most corrupt country in the world according to...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Justice and Security Reform

    Development Agencies and Informal Institutions in Sierra Leone

    By Lisa Denney

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Justice and Security Reform: Development Agencies and Informal Institutions in Sierra Leone undertakes a deep contextual analysis of the reform of the country’s security and justice sectors since the end of the civil war in 2002. Arguing that the political and bureaucratic nature of development...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge