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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. African Culture and Global Politics

    Language, Philosophies, and Expressive Culture in Africa and the Diaspora

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Danielle Sanchez

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    This volume attempts to insert itself within the larger discussion of Africa in the twenty-first century, especially within the realm of world politics. Despite the underwhelming amount of attention given to Africa's role in international politics in popular news sources, it is evident that Africa...

    Published January 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Ancient Egyptian Family

    Kinship and Social Structure

    By Troy D. Allen

    Series: African Studies

    Scholars in Egyptology have often debated the following question: was the ancient Egyptian society organized along patrilineal or matrilineal lines? In taking a fresh and innovative look at the ancient Egyptian family, Allen attempts to solve this long-standing puzzle. Allen argues that the...

    Published January 6th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Unarchived Histories

    The "mad" and the "trifling" in the colonial and postcolonial world

    Edited by Gyanendra Pandey

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    For some time now, scholars have recognized the archive less as a neutral repository of documents of the past, and rather more as a politically interested representation of it, and recognized that the very act of archiving is accompanied by a process of un-archiving. Michel Foucault pointed to "...

    Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands

    Edited by Bernard Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten, Guy Blomme

    There is an urgent need to increase agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa in a sustainable and economically-viable manner. Transforming risk-averse smallholders into business-oriented producers that invest in producing surplus food for sale provides a formidable challenge, both from a...

    Published December 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Understanding Development Economics

    Its Challenge to Development Studies

    By Adam Fforde

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    Important parts of development practice, especially in key institutions such as the World Bank, are dominated by economists. In contrast, Development Studies is largely based upon multidisciplinary work in which anthropologists, human geographers, sociologists, and others play important roles....

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge