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  • Women & Peacebuilding in Africa

    Women & Peacebuilding in Africa

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847012814

    Even in the best of circumstances, women are all too often excluded from formal peacemaking and peacebuilding processes and relegated to the sidelines as observers or limited to informal peacebuilding strategies. Yet there is enormous potential in t…

  • Famine Crimes

    Famine Crimes
    av Alexander De Waal

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852558102

    Can Africa avoid famine? When freedom from famine is a basic right or a political imperative, famine is prevented. Case studies demonstrate such successes but they are not often acknowledged or repeated. Who is responsible for the failures? African…

  • The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars

    The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars
    av Douglas H. Johnson

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847011510

    Sudan's post-independence history has been dominated by political and civil strife. Most commentators have attributed the country's recurring civil war either to an age-old racial divide between Arabs and Africans, or to recent colonially constructe…

  • The Ethiopian Red Terror Trials

    The Ethiopian Red Terror Trials
    av Kjetil Tronvoll

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847013200

    How was an autocratic emperor replaced by a totalitarian dictator? An unexpected popular upsurge in February 1974 made the ancien regime of Emperor Haile Selassie buckle. The Derg, a group of army officers led by an obscure and ruthless major Mengis…

  • Guns and Governance in the Rift Valley

    Guns and Governance in the Rift Valley
    av Kennedy Agade Mkutu

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847013088

    Small arms dominate conflicts in Africa. More people die in wars in Africa than in any other continent. In cattle raiding the AK47 has replaced the spear. This book answers the questions of why so many small arms are circulating in North-East Africa…

  • Identity Economics

    Identity Economics
    av Kate Meagher

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847010162

    Why have informal enterprise networks failed to promote economic development in Africa? Although social networks were thought to offer a solution to state incapacity and market failure, the proliferation of socially embedded enterprise networks acro…

  • Somalia

    Somalia
    av Peter D. Little

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780253216489

    In the wake of the collapse of the Somali government in 1991, a "second" or "informal" economy based on trans-border trade and smuggling is thriving. While focusing primarily on pastoral and agricultural markets, Peter D. Little demonstrates that th…

  • Zimbabwe's Land Reform

    Zimbabwe's Land Reform
    av Ian Scoones Et Al.

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847010247

    Ten years after the land invasions of 2000, this book provides the first full account of the consequences of these dramatic events. This land reform overturned a century-old pattern of land use, one dominated by a small group of large-scale commerci…

  • Becoming Somaliland

    Becoming Somaliland
    av Mark Bradbury

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780253219978

    In 1991, the leaders of the Somali National Movement and elders of the northern Somali clans proclaimed the new Republic of Somaliland. Since then, in contrast to the complete collapse of Somalia, Somaliland has successfully managed a process of rec…

  • Congo-Paris

    Congo-Paris
    av Janet Macgaffey

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852552605

    This study of transnational trade between Central Africa and Europe focuses on the lives of individual traders from Kinshasa and Brazzaville who operate across national frontiers and often outside state laws. Excluded from other social and economic…

  • Lie of the Land

    Lie of the Land
    av Melissa Leach

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852554098

    This book addresses the issue of how environmental orthodoxies become established, and what the alternative and appropriate approaches for policy-making are. It shows that many of the established orthodoxies are ill-conceived or represent the intere…

  • The Criminalization of the State in Africa

    The Criminalization of the State in Africa
    av Jean-Francois Bayart

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852558126

    This book examines the growth of fraud and smuggling in African states, the plundering of natural resources, the privatization of state institutions, the development of an economy of plunder and the growth of private armies. It suggests that the sta…

  • The Development State

    The Development State
    av Maia Green

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847011084

    How has development affected the practices of the state in Africa? How has the development state become the basis of social organisation? How do Tanzanians position themselves to obtain aid money to effect change in their personallives? Financial ai…

  • Africa's Land Rush

    Africa's Land Rush
    av Ruth Hall

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847011305

    Africa has been at the centre of a "land grab" in recent years, with investors lured by projections of rising food prices, growing demand for "green" energy, and cheap land and water rights. But such land is often also used or claimed through custom…

  • Losing your Land

    Losing your Land
    av An Ansoms

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847011053

    Dispossession of land on a small scale can have as great an impact on living conditions as large-scale land-grabs. With the increasing commodification of land, new forms of dispossession, in urban as well as rural districts, are also gaining in impo…

  • Undermining Development

    Undermining Development
    av Sarah Michael

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852554395

    The experience of many South Asian and Latin American countries demonstrates that the power of local NGOs can contribute to improving the quality of development services throughout the developing world. Are local NGOs inAfrica able to wield power in…

  • Electricity in Africa

    Electricity in Africa
    av Christopher Gore

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847011695

    No country has managed to develop beyond a subsistence economy without ensuring at least minimum access to electricity for the majority of its population. Yet many sub-Saharan African countries struggle to meet demand. Why is this, and what can be d…

  • Electricity in Africa

    Electricity in Africa
    av Christopher Gore

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847011688

    No country has managed to develop beyond a subsistence economy without ensuring at least minimum access to electricity for the majority of its population. Yet many sub-Saharan African countries struggle to meet demand. Why is this, and what can be d…

  • Land, Investment & Politics

    Land, Investment & Politics
    av Jeremy Lind

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847012524

    More than ever before, the gaze of global investment has been directed to the drylands of Africa, but what does this mean for these regions' pastoralists and other livestock-keepers and their livelihoods? Will those who have occupied drylands over g…

  • Land, Investment & Politics

    Land, Investment & Politics
    av Jeremy Lind

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847012494

    More than ever before, the gaze of global investment has been directed to the drylands of Africa, but what does this mean for these regions' pastoralists and other livestock-keepers and their livelihoods? Will those who have occupied drylands over g…

  • From the Pit to the Market

    From the Pit to the Market
    av Diane Frost

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847010605

    Diamonds have played an important role in the political economy of Sierra Leone, as was highlighted by the use of 'conflict' or 'blood' diamonds in the decade-long civil war. Conflict diamonds were used not only by rebels, military groups and others…

  • The Front Line Runs through Every Woman

    The Front Line Runs through Every Woman
    av Eleanor O` Gorman

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847010407

    A Zimbabwe-specific study, focusing on the lives of women in a small locale (Chiweshe) during the anti-colonial insurgency, this book is also a challenge to established and still current modes of thought and research orientationswhich over-simplify…

  • Letting Them Die

    Letting Them Die
    av Catherine Campbell

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780253216359

    In the old South Africa we killed people. Now we're just letting them die." -Pieter Dirk Uys, South African satiristToday in South Africa, HIV/AIDS kills about 5 in 10 young people. Many of the victims are miners and commercial sex workers who ply t…

  • Letting Them Die

    Letting Them Die
    av Catherine Campbell

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780253343284

    In the old South Africa we killed people. Now we're just letting them die." -Pieter Dirk Uys, South African satiristToday in South Africa, HIV/AIDS kills about 5 in 10 young people. Many of the victims are miners and commercial sex workers who ply t…

  • Letting Them Die

    Letting Them Die
    av Catherine Campbell

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852558683

    'In the old South Africa we killed people. Now we're just letting them die' - Pieter Dirk Uys, satirist Why do peopleknowingly risk a slow and painful premature death? People explain in their own words. There are interviews with migrant mineworkers,…

  • Africa Rising?

    Africa Rising?
    av Ian Taylor

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847010964

    Africa is said to be rising, turning a definitive page in its history, heralding new and exciting possibilities for the continent. This discourse maintains that with upsurge in economic growth comes improved governance and endogenous dynamics; that…

  • Somalia

    Somalia
    av Peter D. Little

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852558652

    Does statelessness necessarily mean anarchy and disorder? Clan elders, religious leaders and businessmen have worked together to provide stability and security in large parts of Somalia. Urban centres continue to suffer violence, political chaos and…

  • Angola

    Angola
    av Tony Hodges

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852558744

    This second enlarged and updated edition includes the death of Savimbi, which brought the MPLA/UNITA war to a close. Meanwhile the oil companies rush for the very deep offshore claims which are insulated from the dangers of civilstrife. The study fo…

  • Gender and Genocide in Burundi

    Gender and Genocide in Burundi
    av Patricia Daley

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847013064

    This book identifies the continuities and transformations of violence in Burundi and shows how violence has been intensified through the introduction of modern concepts of masculinity. It shows how Burundi is linked to the patterns of recurrent geno…

  • Volunteer Economies

    Volunteer Economies
    av Ruth Prince

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847011398

    Across Africa today, as development activities animate novel forms of governance, new social actors are emerging, among them the volunteer. Yet, where work and resources are limited, volunteer practices have repercussions that raise contentious ethi…

  • Volunteer Economies

    Volunteer Economies
    av Ruth Prince

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847011404

    Across Africa today, as development activities animate novel forms of governance, new social actors are emerging, among them the volunteer. Yet, where work and resources are limited, volunteer practices have repercussions that raise contentious ethi…

  • Sudan Looks East

    Sudan Looks East
    av Daniel Large

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847010377

    By successfully turning to China, Malaysia and India from the mid-1990s, amidst civil war and political isolation, Khartoum's 'Look East' policy transformed Sudan's economy and foreign relations. Sudan, in turn, has been a key theatre of Chinese, In…

  • China's Aid and Soft Power in Africa

    China's Aid and Soft Power in Africa
    av Kenneth King

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847010650

    Why does China run one of the world's largest short-term training programmes, with plans to bring 30,000 Africans to China between 2013 and 2015? Why does it give generous support to 31 Confucius Institutes teaching Mandarin and Chinese culture at m…

  • The Criminalization of the State in Africa

    The Criminalization of the State in Africa
    av Jean-Francois Bayart

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780253212863

    The growth of fraud and smuggling on a major scale, the plundering of natural resources, the privatisation of state institutions, the development of an economy of plunder, the growth of private armies-all of these features of public life in Africa s…

  • South Africa's Gold Mines and the Politics of Silicosis

    South Africa's Gold Mines and the Politics of Silicosis
    av Jock Mcculloch

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847010599

    South Africa's gold mines are the largest and historically among the most profitable in the world. Yet at what human cost? This book reveals how the mining industry, abetted by a minority state, hid a pandemic of silicosis for almost a century and a…

  • Asbestos Blues

    Asbestos Blues
    av Jock McCulloch

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852558621

    Were mining and manufacturing companies, as they claimed, the victims of imperfect science and inadequate state regulation? Since the 1930s growing evidence of the health risks was often suppressed by companies and the SouthAfrican government. Is en…

  • Fighting for the Rain Forest

    Fighting for the Rain Forest
    av Paul Richards

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852553978

    Do small wars in Africa manifest a 'new barbarism'? What appears as random, anarchic violence is no such thing. The terrifying military methods of of Sierra Leone's soldiers may not fir conventional western models of warfare,but they are rational an…

  • Fortress Conservation

    Fortress Conservation
    av Dan Brockington

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852554173

    Many conservationists insist that conservation that ignores local costs cannot be sustained. For if conservation is greeted with hostility locally then guards and patrols will simply not prevail against determined, and more numerous, rural opponents…

  • Diamonds, Dispossession and Democracy in Botswana

    Diamonds, Dispossession and Democracy in Botswana
    av Kenneth Good

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847013125

    Is Botswana still 'an African miracle'? Thanks to diamonds the country's growth rate was the highest in the world into the 1990s, and regular parliamentary elections judged free on polling day have been held since 1965. However aduopoly of president…

  • Africa Works

    Africa Works
    av Patrick Chabal

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852558140

    Are there social, political and cultural factors in Africa which aspire to the continuation of patrimony and conspire against economic development? In association with the International African Institute North America: Indiana U Press

  • Guns and Governance in the Rift Valley

    Guns and Governance in the Rift Valley
    av Kennedy Agade Mkutu

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780253220097

    Recent estimates indicate that more than 640 million small arms and 16 billion rounds of ammunition circulate the globe yearly. In North East Africa and the Rift Valley, the flow of arms has been particularly heavy and has led to the escalation of b…

  • Becoming Somaliland

    Becoming Somaliland
    av Mark Bradbury

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847013101

    When does a country become a state? On 18 May 1991, the leaders of the Somali National Movement and the elders of northern Somali clans proclaimed that they were setting up the new Republic of Somaliland. Why has Somalilandnot followed Somalia into…

  • Gender and Genocide in Burundi

    Gender and Genocide in Burundi
    av Patricia O. Daley

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780253351715

    Burundi, like Rwanda, Congo, and Uganda, is linked to patterns of recurrent genocidal violence that have shaped events in the African Great Lakes region. In Gender and Genocide in Burundi, Patricia O. Daley argues that sexual patterns of violence ha…

  • Inside Mining Capitalism

    Inside Mining Capitalism

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847012869

    Since the beginning of the 21st century, African countries with mineral resources have witnessed an unprecedented rise in foreign direct investments and the development of new flexible workforce management practices in the mining industry. But what…

  • Killing for Conservation

    Killing for Conservation
    av Rosaleen Duffy

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852558461

    Wildlife conservation policy is often discussed within the braoder debates of sustainable development. The case study of Zimbabwe illustrates how the politically controversial policy agenda of wildlife utilization is part of the wider realm of globa…