Globalization and Sustainable Development in Africa

Globalization and Sustainable Development in Africa

Edited by Bessie House-Soremekun, Toyin Falola

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University of Rochester Press



The first comprehensive work on globalization within the context of sustainable development initiatives in Africa.
Few studies of globalization have analyzed its impact on African societies from the viewpoint of sustainable development. This volume answers that need. The essays here contribute to the store of knowledge about globalization in sub-Saharan Africa by documenting the affect of this global force on the continent's growth -- economic, political, and cultural. This interdisciplinary collection provides comprehensive analyses at the international, national, and local levels of the theoretical issues revolving around the complex process of globalization, while offering detailed examinations of new models of economic development that can be implemented in sub-Saharan Africa to enhance economic growth, self-sufficiency, and sustainable development. These models are accessible to politicians, public policy analysts, scholars, students, international organizations, nongovernmental actors, and members of the public at large. Finally, the essays here provide insightful case studies of African countries that already demonstrate creative, indigenous-based models of entrepreneurship and discuss efforts to achieve sustainable development and economic independence at the grassroots level. Contributors represent the disciplines of law, history, political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, business and management, African studies and art history, criminal justice, and education.

Bessie House-Soremekun is the Public Scholar in African American Studies, Civic Engagement, and Entrepreneurship, Professor of Political Science and Professor of Africana Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora
Paperback, 9781580465502, January 2016
Hardback, 9781580463928, October 2011
eBook for Handhelds, 9781782045755, October 2011
University of Rochester Press
BISAC BUS072000, POL033000, SOC056000
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Africana in the Margins
The Trouble with Globalization: It Isn't Global Enough!
Can Africa Compete in a Global Economy?
A Two-Track Strategy for Viable Development in Africa
Solutions to Africa's Development Challenges
Renewable Energy, Migration-Development Model, and Sustainability Entrepreneurship
Transborder Labor Liberalization and Social Contracts
Asante Society and the Global Market
Enterprising Women in Zimbabwe: Confronting Crisis in a Globalizing Era
Sustainable Strategies in a Postconflict Environment: Fostering Local Entrepreneurship in Côte d'Ivoire
Globalization and Monetary Convergence: Independent Currency Union or Dollarization?
The Impact of Globalization on Emerging Markets: The Case of Côte d'Ivoire
Globalization and Industrial Development in Nigeria
Interest Rates, Fiscal Policy, and Foreign Private Investment in Nigeria
Why Nigeria Does Not Work: Obstacles and the Alternative Path to Development
The Impact of Globalization on International Security
Resource Curse, Globalization, and Conflicts
The Politics of Oil and Development and Visual Metaphors of the Crisis in Nigeria's Niger Delta
Islam and the "Global War on Terror" in West Africa
Selected Bibliography
List of Contributors


The chapters are well written and topical, and they offer a good introduction to both current and traditional issues concerning African development. CHOICE

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