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  1. Land Law Reform in Eastern Africa

    Traditional or Transformative?

    By Patrick McAuslan

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Land Law Reform in East Africa reviews development and changes in the statutory land laws of 7 countries in Eastern Africa over the period 1961 – 2011. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 sets up the conceptual framework for consideration of the reforms, and pursues a contrast between...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa

    Visualising the Game

    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Football, in many ways, is a visual endeavour. From the visual experience within the stadium itself to worldwide media representations, from advertisements to football art and artefacts: football is much about seeing and being seen, about watching, making visual and being visualised. The FIFA World...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature

    Edited by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. ‘Green grabbing’ – the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends – is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on ‘land grabbing’ already highlights instances where ‘green’ credentials are called...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epic

    By Mariam Konaté Deme

    There exists a strong tendency within Western literary criticism to either deny the existence of epics in Africa or to see African literatures as exotic copies of European originals. In both cases, Western criticism has largely failed to acknowledge the distinctiveness of African...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Protest, Repression and Political Regimes

    An Empirical Analysis of Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa

    By Sabine C. Carey

    This volume investigates the relationship between protest, repression and political regimes in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Considering how different political regimes use repression and respond to popular protest, this book analyzes the relationship between protest and repression in...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Revisionism in Postcolonial Africa

    The Case of Mozambique, 1975-1994

    By Alice Dinerman

    This groundbreaking study investigates defining themes in the field of social memory studies as they bear on the politics of post-Cold-War, post-apartheid Southern Africa. Alice Dinerman offers a detailed chronicle of the Mozambican government’s attempts to revise the country's troubled...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  7. North African Cinema in a Global Context

    Through the Lens of Diaspora

    Edited by Andrea Khalil

    This book provides insight into contemporary film production from North African countries referred to as the Maghreb. Focus is both on the socio-economic context of film production, which suffers some of the same setbacks and obstacles as other regions of the developing world, and on the thematic...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Indian Ocean Rim

    Southern Africa and Regional Cooperation

    Edited by Gwyn Campbell

    The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation was formally established in 1997 under the leadership of South Africa, India and Australia. The demise of Apartheid, the fall of the Soviet empire, and the rapid advance of globalization altered the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean region in...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Colonial Exploitation and Economic Development

    The Belgian Congo and the Netherlands Indies Compared

    Edited by Ewout Frankema, Frans Buelens

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Since many countries in the world at present were European colonies in the not so distant past, the relationship between colonial institutions and development outcomes is a key topic of study across many disciplines. This edited volume, from a leading international group of scholars, discusses the...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Migration and Inequality

    Edited by Tanja Bastia

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    The ‘migration-development’ nexus has emerged as an important area of both research and policy over the last ten years. However, most of the interest has focused on the potential that migration holds for poverty alleviation. Relatively little attention has been paid to the relationship between...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

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